Phoebe Palmer was the most influential woman in mid-19th-century America's fastest-growing Christian group-the Methodists. She mothered the American holiness movement, from which emerged new holiness and eventually Pentecostal denominations, missions, camp meetings, works of social reform, and female ministry. Find out how the death of a beloved child transformed this wife and mother into a social reformer and preacher who sparked a revival that brought nearly a million people into the church!
Inside this issue you'll find:
- Holiness Fire-Starter - Transformed by her child's fiery death, Phoebe Palmer lit the flames of revival on two continents. Also: Old forests, new meetings; and A covenant of entire consecration.
- The Cleansing Wave - The 19th-century holiness revival took many forms as it swept across denominational boundaries.
- Saving Souls & Bodies - Contrary to stereotype, the joy of the holiness life often spilled over into social ministry.
- Gallery: The Lord's Agitators - oliness leaders were a fractious bunch, but there was vision behind their division.
- "I received my commission from Him, brother" - How women preachers built up the holiness movement.
- The Quest - Christians have long desired to live lives unmarred by sin - and have walked many roads on the quest.
Issue 82 * Spring 2004
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