The eschatology of Newfoundland and Labrador early Pentecostals: "Jesus is coming soon," 1910-1949

Newman, David Lorne (2012) The eschatology of Newfoundland and Labrador early Pentecostals: "Jesus is coming soon," 1910-1949. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Eschatology is a core tenet of early Newfoundland and Labrador Pentecostalism. Advocates wove their belief in the imminent return of Christ and an impending apocalypse into periodical articles, correspondence, church decors, sermons, and songs. The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL) was influenced by the wider Premillennial, Holiness and Pentecostal movements as well as Newfoundland and Labrador's own religious traditions, especially those deriving from Methodism and the Salvation Army. The significant contributions of Holiness evangelist Alice Belle Garrigus, former Methodist minister Eugene Vaters, and other key leaders through the formative period, make their life and teaching vital to understanding the role eschatology played in the theology, spiritually and rhetoric of the movement. Throughout the 1910-1949 period Pentecostals interpreted historical events, societal challenges and their own ecstatic experiences that God had a special role for them to play on the cusp of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8353
Item ID: 8353
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-234).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: March 2012
Date Type: Submission

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