D. William Faupel The Everlasting Gospel: The Significance
of Eschatology in the Development of Pentecostal Thought
How did Pentecostalism become the fastest growing movement within
Christendom in the twentieth century? Faupel contends that
Pentecostalism was propelled onto the world stage when early adherents
felt commissioned by God to announce that Christ would soon return to
establish his kingdom on earth. The gift of tongues would equip them
supernaturally to proclaim this message to the nations in the language
of the people. Although this expectation was soon disproved, the
eschatological hope nevertheless remained the motivating force for
Pentecostalism’s rapid growth.
This book has been prescribed reading on the Pentecostal hope for many
years. This edition makes it available once again to a worldwide
D. William Faupelis
Professor of the History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary,
Washington DC, and Director of the Library.