College of Christian Ministries and Religion
Kathryn Kuhlman helped to shape a generation of Pentecostal/Charismatic theology and praxis by reintroducing a depth of spirituality which harkened back to the teachings of the mystics. She introduced the concept of spiritual silence to a generation of Sawdust Trail Pentecostals known for their exuberant and lively worship services, and she popularized the experience of being ‘slain in the Spirit.’ But her most notable innovation resulted from discarding healing lines and cards together with a healing theology based upon the faith of the adherents. Instead, she invited pilgrims into a transcendent experience of the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit, which rested upon a foundation of love.
De Alminana, Margaret English. 2013. "Reconnecting with the mystics: Kathryn Kuhlman and the reshaping of early Pentecostalism." Journal Of The European Pentecostal Theological Association 33, no. 1: 58-76.