2000 Years Of Charismatic Christianity: A 21st century look at church history from a pentecostal/charismatic prospective
Overwhelming evidence reveals contemporary Christianity roots in Pentecost!
The world is taking notice and realizing that the fastest-growing segment in Christianity has an undeniable history with a pattern and a rich, deep foundation dating back to the New Testament. Explore overwhelming evidence that reveals how the gifts of the Holy Spirit not only have existed in the centuries since the early apostles, but have also survived the Middle Ages, the politicized church of Europe, and have experienced a spectacular revival this century. Learn invaluable lessons from the experiences of courageous men and women who sought God and saw His power in their generation. The reader of this volume will gain a greater appreciation for the work of the Holy Spirit in history and will experience a sharpened sense to discern what God is doing in the church today.
2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity offers convincing evidence that the modern Pentecostal and Charismatic movements are rooted in the two-thousand-year history of the church. Those who identify with these movements will be affirmed in the experience of the Holy Spirit and will gain a new respect and appreciation for the movement of which they are a part. Those outside the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements will also benefit by reading this volume in that they will gain an understanding of this movement that Harvard professor Dr. Harvey Cox says is “reshaping religion in the 21st century.”
Dr. Eddie L. Hyatt has made a life-long commitment to the study of Scripture, church history, and Spiritual renewal. In addition to his on-going personal study and research, Eddie holds a Doctor of Ministry from Regent University where he majored in church history and spiritual renewal. He also holds the Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Pentecostal-Charismatic Studies from Oral Roberts University. Eddie has lectured on revival, church history and various Biblical themes in churches, conferences and some of the major educational institutions in the world today. These include Oxford University in England, Oral Roberts University, Zion Bible College, Celebration Bible College, and Christ For the Nations Institute. He has authored several books, including the highly acclaimed 2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity, which is used as a textbook in colleges and seminaries around the world. Eddie’s mandate from the Lord for this season of his life is to “feed My sheep.” His goal is to see each believer fully grounded in the word of God and able to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in a mature and responsible manner. With hearts awakened by the Holy Spirit and minds renewed by the word of God, he believes that authentic revival can transform the church and impact the world in the 21st century.