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Spring 2016-2017
* REL 310 / AAS 310 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

American Pentecostalism

Wallace D. Best

Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religious movement in the world, having a major impact on the religious, social, and economic practices in many areas of the country. This course looks into the religious and cultural sources of the movement from its birth in Los Angeles in 1906, focusing on such distinctive features as healing, expressive bodily worship, "speaking in tongues," and its special appeal to people on the margins of society.

Sample reading list:
Frank Bartleman, Azusa Street
Randall J. Stephens, The Fire Spreads
Harvey Gallagher Cox, Fire From Heaven
Estrelda Y. Alexander, Black Fire
Dennis Covington, Salvation on Sand Mountain
Grant Wacker, Heaven Below
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
50-100 pages of reading per week, regular participation in discussion, one 3-5 page paper, church visit and report, one 7-10 page final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42594 C01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Jones Hall   113   Enrolled:9 Limit:15