Heritage 3

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Heritage 3 Legacy Of Pietism John Wesley and Methodism Great Awakening North American Protestantism Pentecostalism o William J. Seymour – “the most influential black leader in American religious history” Born in Centerville, La in 1870 to former slaves Studied in the Bible school of former Methodist minister, Charles F. Parham o Seymour called to pastor a church in Los Angeles. After o What Do Pentecostals and some Similar Groups Believe? Classical Pentecostals: There is a second work of grace called the “baptism with the Holy Spirit” Spirit baptism gives power and “spiritual gifts” (e.g., prophecy, healing, miracles, discerning of spirits, and “tongues” –see 1 Corinthians 12) Tongues are the “initial physical evidence” of the baptism with the Holy Spirit Charismatics and the Third Wave also stress openness to Spirit and spiritual gifts Enlightenment o What gave rise to the Enlightenment? Wars of religion Multiplication of authorities Rise of modern science (Galileo, Newton, “Enlightenment”) o Characteristics of the Enlightenment Autonomy of the human reason Rene Descartes: doubt as the way of truth…’I think before I am.” Priority of method over tradition “The New Oragon” 1. From the particularity to the general: the method of induction 2. The power of proper method. Take time to be on
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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