Fire From Heaven: The Rise Of Pentecostal Spirituality And The Reshaping Of Religion In The 21st Century

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It was born a scant ninety-five years ago in a rundown warehouse on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. For days the religious-revival service there went on and on-and within a week the Los Angeles Times was reporting on a "weird babble" coming from the building. Believers were "speaking in tongues," the way they did at the first Pentecost recorded in the Bible?and a pentecostal movement was created that would, by the start of the twenty-first century, attract over 400 million followers worldwide. Harvey Cox has traveled the globe to visit and worship with pentecostal congregations on four continents, and he has written a dynamic, provocative history of this explosion of spirituality?a movement that represents no less than a tidal change in what religion is and what it means to people.

Product Details

  • Series: Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religi
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 4.8.2001 edition (May 8, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306810492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306810497
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

I was in the Pentecostal Movement, His Research was helpful to me

6 people found this helpful.
 on May 3, 2013
By Amazon Customer
Harvey, Cox. Fire From Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-First Century. U.S.A. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 1995. Book.

This is 1 of my top 5 favorite books ever.

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 19, 2013
By Brian T. Sutton
As a life long Pentecostal, and a pastor of over 20 years, I deeply enjoyed Cox’s perspective on “Pentecostalism from a Non-Pentecostal.”

Four Stars

 on May 16, 2017
By toyboy84
I found this book to be quite informative.

Five Stars

 on June 8, 2017
By Aaron Hale
Got it fast and it was as advertised.

Great Read!!!

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 12, 2011
By Brian
Fire From Heaven is a well written, objective look at the Pentecostal movement both in America and abroad. Harvey Cox does a great job explaining the history of this movement in a way that shows both its bright points as well as its spots and blemishes. I would definitely recommend this book for any minister, church historian or lay person looking for an unbiased look at various movements that have taken place in the Christian faith.

Five Stars

 on April 22, 2017
By Renae Fields

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on February 14, 2016
By Dana Smith
All of the information in this book seemed to be accurate

I found this book to be very informational for my …

 on February 4, 2015
By Linda Mims
I found this book to be very informational for my Christian Studies Classes. I was able to follow the Authors information as it related to classroom discussion questions, and was able to discuss questions with Knowledge, because of the assignment readings.

Smart and empathetic

 on April 11, 2016
By Mark Cannon
I feel this “outsider” view gives both Pentecostals good reflection and analysis. I recommend it. It gives historical and global depth

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