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The Function Of Myth And Remembrance Among Pentecostals In The Canadian Mid-West

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This chapter examines the contribution of Canada's Western origins for Pentecostalism, namely the city of Winnipeg. It focus is the family of A.H. Argue beginning in the year 1907, an assessment of the first Canadian Pentecostal flagship church, Calvary Temple, the first Canadian Pentecostal Bible training institute, and finally, some observations about Pentecostal views of eschatology. Winnipeg, with its vast plains, is the geographical centre of Canada. In the early part of the twentieth century, next to Toronto and Montreal, Winnipeg quickly became the third largest city in Canada, a remarkable feat given its in hospitable climate. The story of Pentecostalism in Winnipeg begins with Andrew Harvey Argue. In the heart of the city of Winnipeg on the corner of Hargrave and Cumberland Streets stands Calvary Temple.

Keywords: A.H. Argue; Calvary Temple; Canadian Mid-West; Pentecostal flagship church; Winnipeg

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