5 Stars Out Of 5
Excellence in Pentecostal scholarship
October 16, 2010
Pastor Scott Osenbaugh
In the ongoing debate within evangelicalism, there is often a polarization between cessationists and continuationists, more commonly known as "Pentecostals." The contribution made to world missions, evangelism and church planting through Pentecostal means cannot be glibly dismissed with the typical cessationist arguments or with suspicion that if it is Pentecostal, it is unbiblical. This volume edited by Burgess and van der Maas is a valuable and scholarly (without being obtuse) goldmine of data on Pentecostal pioneers, preachers and people, and serves well the need for a comprehensive examination of all things Pentecostal. Burgess and van der Maas have done an admirable job gathering together this information into a very readable, very accessible format. I highly recommend this to all, whether cessationist or continuationsit.