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A Canadian Azusa? The Implications Of The Hebden Mission For Pentecostal Historiography

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This chapter argues that an historically accurate understanding of the origins of the Hebden Mission in Toronto, which recognizes the mission's impetus in the Keswick movement, and, more specifically, the healing home movement in both England and Canada, rather than the Pentecostal revivals in the United States, serves as an important corrective to the ahistorical and Americentric myth of Azusa Street. Conversely, a polygenetic theory of Pentecostal origins suggests that it is best to understand Pentecostalism as a dispersed and varied movement that owes its beginnings to a multiplicity of influences in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Christian revivalism, as opposed to a single, uniform, and guided process, as is assumed within both the Pentecostal mythology of origins, and the dominant scholarly treatments of the subject.

Keywords: Azusa street; Hebden Mission; Pentecostal mythology; polygenetic theory



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