Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: An Investigative Report

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Zondervan, 1995 - Religion - 184 pages
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Every week since the spring of 1994, hundreds have made the pilgrimage to Canada to experience what is now known as 'The Toronto Blessing.' A worldwide debate has ensued on the strange manifestations associated with the Vineyard movement and the 'Holy Laughter' ministry of Rodney Howard-Browne. This investigative report offers a guide through the complex issues surrounding this international controversy. Professor James Beverley's analysis is based on four years of study of the Vineyard and the Kansas City prophets, including extensive interviews with John Wimber, Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, John Arnott, Randy Clark, Rodney Howard-Browne, Hank Hanegraaff, and other key voices in the furor over Holy Laugher and The Toronto Blessing.
  

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If anything the Toronto Blessing put's itself in the place of Jesus Christ and his gospel.That includes what Rh Brown calls "Signs and wonders."It serves as a distraction for those who are Lost and It also props up these Individuals who are involved.

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Contents

Testing the Spirits
25
John Wimber and the Vineyard
37
The Holy Ghost Bartender
49
The Manifest Presence of Christ?
67
Lying Signs and Wonders?
85
Three Healing Cases
103
The Kansas City Prophets
121
Prophecy and The Toronto Blessing
135
Biblical Faith and The Toronto Blessing
149
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About the author (1995)

James A. Beverley is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California and a Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada. He is a contributing editor to Christianity Today magazine, and a frequent contributor to Faith Today and Charisma magazines. He has specialized for twenty years in the study of modern religious movements. He is the author of many books including Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing. Jim and Gloria have two adult children. SPANISH BIO: James A. Beverly es director asociado del Instituto 'Para el Estudio de la Religion Americana' en Santa Barbara, California y profesor en el Seminario Tyndale en Toronto, Canada. Contribuye como editor en la revista El cristianismo hoy, La fe hoy y Carisma. Por veinte anos se ha especializado en el estudio de los movimientos religiosos modernos. Es autor de varios titulos incluyendo, Risa Santa, Bendicion de Toronto. Jim y Gloria, su esposa, tienen dos hijos adultos.

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