Early Interracial Oneness Pentecostalism
G. T. Haywood and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (1901–1931)
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"If 'the color line was washed away in the blood!' at Azusa Street, then its effects were felt longest and strongest in Indianapolis and other circles of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. If so, then G. T. Haywood is not merely William J. Seymour's successor but emerges as the exemplary architect of the modern pentecostal vision that the Spirit has been poured out on all flesh--white and black--equally. Additionally intriguing--even disturbing for some--perhaps his Oneness theology is not just about the Godhead and Jesus-name baptism but about one God and one people beyond the color line. Readers will have to wrestle with this idea between the lines of Early Interracial Oneness Pentecostalism."
--Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission & Director of Center for Missiological Research, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
"French uncovers one of the most intriguing chapters in early pentecostal history. The Revival's aspiration for oneness of spirit and racial unity was embraced from the beginning by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and its towering figure, G.T. Haywood. Precise in detail and thorough in substance, this volume is an essential resource for understanding early Oneness Pentecostalism and its radical vision of unity."
--David A. Reed, Professor emeritus, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada