Origins and Development of the Theology of Oneness Pentecostalism in the United States

Origins and Development of the Theology of Oneness Pentecostalism in the United States - 31- ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEOLOGY OF ONENESS PENTECOSTALISM IN THE UNITED STATES by David Arthur Reed Oneness Pentecostalism is a movement which emerged in the period 1913-1916 as a schismatic element within the Assemblies of God strain of twentieth century Pentecostalism in the United States. This dissertation describes, analyzes and evaluates the distinctive theology of Oneness Pentecostalism as a sectarian form of a "Jewish Christian theology of the Name" as it emerges within the context of its American heritage in Jesus-centric Pietism and the early Pentecostal movement. Oneness theology is characterized by the following beliefs. (1) God is radically one, not distinguishable within His being as three hypostatically distinct Persons. (2) God always reveals His Name by which He can be known and obeyed. In the Old Covenant the most distinctive Name was "Jehovah". In the New Covenant it is "Jesus". (3) Jesus Christ is the one, full revelation David Arthur Reed is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University, and is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. - 32- of the one God, not the Second Person of the Trinity. As to his deity, he is the Father. In his humanity, he is the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

Origins and Development of the Theology of Oneness Pentecostalism in the United States

Pneuma , Volume 1 (1): 31 – Jan 1, 1979

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BRILL
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© 1979 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0272-0965
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1570-0747
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10.1163/157007479X00046
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- 31- ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEOLOGY OF ONENESS PENTECOSTALISM IN THE UNITED STATES by David Arthur Reed Oneness Pentecostalism is a movement which emerged in the period 1913-1916 as a schismatic element within the Assemblies of God strain of twentieth century Pentecostalism in the United States. This dissertation describes, analyzes and evaluates the distinctive theology of Oneness Pentecostalism as a sectarian form of a "Jewish Christian theology of the Name" as it emerges within the context of its American heritage in Jesus-centric Pietism and the early Pentecostal movement. Oneness theology is characterized by the following beliefs. (1) God is radically one, not distinguishable within His being as three hypostatically distinct Persons. (2) God always reveals His Name by which He can be known and obeyed. In the Old Covenant the most distinctive Name was "Jehovah". In the New Covenant it is "Jesus". (3) Jesus Christ is the one, full revelation David Arthur Reed is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University, and is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. - 32- of the one God, not the Second Person of the Trinity. As to his deity, he is the Father. In his humanity, he is the

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