Item description for Main Street Mystics; The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism by Margaret M. Poloma...
On January 20, 1994 the worshippers at the Toronto Airport Vineyard Church began to feel the Holy Spirit move them. They began to laugh uncontrollably, collapse to the floor, stagger as if drunk. But what was truly startling in this occurrence now commonly known as the Toronto Blessing is that these manifestations keep appearing at the Toronto church and have sparked a worldwide charismatic revival. Visitors from around the world have come and started revivals in their home churches upon return. In Main Street Mystics, Margaret Poloma explains what is happening with this contemporary charismatic revival without explaining it away. From her unique position as both a scholar and a pilgrim, Poloma offers an intimate account of the movement while always attempting to understand it through the lenses of social science. She looks at Pentecostalism as a form of mysticism, but a mysticism that engages Pentecostals and charismatics in the everyday world. With its broad overview and up-close portraits, Main Street Mystics is essential for anyone wanting to understand the ever renewing movement of Pentecostalism."
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Studio: AltaMira Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher AltaMira Press
ISBN 0759103542 ISBN13 9780759103542
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More About Margaret M. Poloma
Margaret M. Poloma is Professor Emeritus at the University of Akron. She is the author of many books, including "Main Street Mystics," and (with Ralph W. Hood, Jr.) "Blood and Fire: Godly Love in a Pentecostal Emerging Church" (NYU Press, 2008).
Margaret M. Poloma has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Akron.