Harvey Cox describes Pentecostalism as "the fascinating spiritual child of our time" that has the potential, at the global scale, to contribute to the "reshaping of religion in the twenty-first century." This study grounds such sentiments by examining at the local scale the origin, development and nature of Pentecostalism in Ireland in its first twenty years.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"This book is the most thorough and detailed history of Pentecostalism in any part of the UK. It deserves a place amongst the best books in the growing collection now appearing. It should stand as a model of how to write a history of any dynamic religious group. It will be a good read for the ordinary reader as well as the academic." --Desmond Cartwright, Donald Gee Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Research
"I shall be glad to recommend this book to my undergraduate and postgraduate students. Jim Robinson's painstaking scholarship and vivid narrative uncover the origins and early development of Pentecostalism in Ireland while throwing light on relevant events in Europe and North America." --William K. Kay, Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Wales
"This book fills one of the great 'missing links' of British and Irish church history. Dr Robinson writes with unrivaled knowledge, broad sympathy, and masterly insight. The content will delight all lovers of church history and a wider audience of inquisitive Christians." --L.S. Kirkpatrick, Union Theological College, Belfast
James Robinson Neil Hudson
James Robinson is a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, and before his retirement was a teacher. His denominational upbringing was Pentecostal within a church of which his father was the lay pastor. He was associated for many years with Scripture Union (N. Ireland) and is a former chairman of its Council. Research for his PhD thesis was completed at Union Theological College, Belfast.