Professor Emeritus, David Reed, is to be the recipient of the 2009 Pneuma Book Award to be granted by the Society for Pentecostal Studies at its annual meeting in Eugene, Oregon, on March 28, 2009.
The award is in recognition of Prof. Reed's recent book, In Jesus' Name--The History and Beliefs of Oneness Pentecostals (Deo Publishing, 2008). It 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 world-wide, 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.