The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy

The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy 154 Book Reviews / Pneuma 30 (2008) 147-191 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X287867 Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., eds., The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy (Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2006). 364 pp., $24.99, cloth. The work is divided evenly into two sections: history and legacy. The historical section deals with Seymour, those involved with the mission, and its spread through North America and overseas. We move quickly from the immediate (Azusa) to the South (G.B. Cashwell) to the international. The legacy section incorporates the theological, racial, and social vision of Seymour, albeit most of the essays are only loosely connected with the man himself. From here I will move to necessarily brief comments about individual chapters before reaching the sum. Gastón Espinosa examines Seymour’s radical egalitarianism and its demise while, on a similar note, Estrelda Alexander traces the increasingly restricted freedom of Azusa’s female cadre. Kimberly Ervin Alexander provides an insightful chapter on healing, although its brevity leaves one wishing for more. Th ough questioning Daniel Woods’s overreaching use of “full gospel” as a metaphor for “hunger,” I was intrigued with his six case studies of those who sought the baptism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy

Pneuma, Volume 30 (1): 154 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0272-0965
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1570-0747
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10.1163/157007408X287867
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154 Book Reviews / Pneuma 30 (2008) 147-191 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X287867 Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., eds., The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy (Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2006). 364 pp., $24.99, cloth. The work is divided evenly into two sections: history and legacy. The historical section deals with Seymour, those involved with the mission, and its spread through North America and overseas. We move quickly from the immediate (Azusa) to the South (G.B. Cashwell) to the international. The legacy section incorporates the theological, racial, and social vision of Seymour, albeit most of the essays are only loosely connected with the man himself. From here I will move to necessarily brief comments about individual chapters before reaching the sum. Gastón Espinosa examines Seymour’s radical egalitarianism and its demise while, on a similar note, Estrelda Alexander traces the increasingly restricted freedom of Azusa’s female cadre. Kimberly Ervin Alexander provides an insightful chapter on healing, although its brevity leaves one wishing for more. Th ough questioning Daniel Woods’s overreaching use of “full gospel” as a metaphor for “hunger,” I was intrigued with his six case studies of those who sought the baptism.

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