Let There Be No Division Among You: Historical Realities and Biblical Principles Towards Racial Reconciliation in the North American Classical Pentecostal Movement
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)
College of Christian Ministries and Religion
Department of Christian Ministries and Religion
Brian M. Kelly Ph.D.
In its early history, the North American Classical Pentecostal Movement demonstrated racial harmony among its constituency, especially during the Azusa Street Revival. However, within a couple years of the birth of Classical Pentecostalism, several events led to the racial segregation of the movement; segregation that has persisted into the present era. Racial reconciliation within the North American Classical Pentecostal Movement will likely occur through understanding the role that past racial injustices have played in the Spirit-filled tradition, and recognizing that baptism of the Holy Spirit is a unifying experience that unifies people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The following components are analyzed in this research: the historical background of racial tension in the movement, the present status of race relations among the major Classical Pentecostal denominations, biblical concepts that must be applied to racial reconciliation, and a proposal for the continuity of racial healing in the North American Classical Pentecostal Movement....
Roberts, Anthony R., "Let There Be No Division Among You: Historical Realities and Biblical Principles Towards Racial Reconciliation in the North American Classical Pentecostal Movement" (2010). Master of Arts in Christian Studies. 22.