In examining the contribution of the seven Sunderland conventions to the development of the Pentecostal movement in Britain, I make a number of assumptions. These assumptions are that the pentecostal movement begins in a state of disorganisation and, through a process of networking, conferences, emerging consensus and organisational initiatives, gradually turned into a series of discrete and separate denominations incorporating recognisably Pentecostal distinctives. The eventual variations between the denominations are partly doctrinal and partly administrative, and these differences depend upon factors that lie outside Sunderland. Sunderland is therefore important in the transitioning stage from the initial disorganised state to the eventual organised state.
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kay, W. K. (2008) ‘Sunderland’s Legacy in New Denominations’. Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, 28 (2), 183-199
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Kay, William K., "Sunderland’s Legacy in New Denominations" (2008). Theology. Paper 14.