Chapter

A. J. Ascendant

Roger Glenn Robins

in A. J. Tomlinson

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165913
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835454 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195165918.003.0017

Series: Religion in America

A. J. Ascendant

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A.J. Tomlinson’s political savvy and charisma helped him strengthen his hold on the Church of God, and pursue his dream of gathering his own particular “Israel”, God’s pentecostal people. Tomlinson sought to let worship flow freely while regulating structure (the systems of management and delivery). To do so, he would need to overcome the misgivings of his followers and associates, most of whom feared centralization and defended congregational sovereignty.

Keywords: A.J. Tomlinson; Church of God; Pentecost

Chapter.  6589 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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