PUBLISHING THE WORD, SHAPING THE MESSAGE:
THEOLOGICAL INFLUENCES OF PUBLISHED RESOURCES ON DEVELOPING PENTECOSTALISM, 1907-1950.
Exploring three major denominations (AOG, CGP, IPHC) influences on theology will be identified via reading lists, advertisements, and similar resources. This study will explore the most commonly used books and publishers of three main Pentecostal groups from 1907 to 1950 in order to identify the most significant theological influences.
· Did the preponderance of publishing houses coming from a Calvinist perspective (i.e., Baker, Zondervan, Eerdmans) influence the formal doctrine or polity of the groups in question?
· How did the availability of Calvinist or Wesleyan books from Zondervan, William Eerdmans, etc., influence doctrinal interpretation?
· Which religious publishers/authors/religious views were most advertized in early Pentecostal journals/periodicals?
· Are there evidences that these influenced denominational doctrines?