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Main Street Mystics; The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism [Hardcover]

By Margaret M. Poloma (Author)
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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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Main Street Mystics; The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism by Margaret M. Poloma has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Reference and Research Bk News - 02/01/2004 page 17
  • Ministries Today - 03/01/2004 page 92
  • Choice - 05/01/2004 page 1702

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Studio: AltaMira Press
Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.46" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   1.31 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   AltaMira Press
ISBN  0759103534  
ISBN13  9780759103535  

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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.

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > Pentecostal
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Meditations > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Worship & Devotion > Charismatic

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