The publication of David A. Reed's latest book, In Jesus' Name was launched yesterday with a celebratory event held at Wycliffe College.
In Jesus’ Name tells the story of the third stream of Pentecostalism that emerged during the formative years of the Pentecostal Revival. This is the first comprehensive study of the origins, history and theology of Oneness Pentecostalism, the movement expelled from the Assemblies of God in 1916 for its rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity and insistence on water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Reed traces the movement, now estimated at 14 million worldwide, to its Pietist and Evangelical roots. But it developed during the years 1913-1916 within the still formative period of early Pentecostalism. Theologically, this study views the Oneness doctrine of the Name of God as part of its Pentecostal identity.