Faith Community Perspectives One: Pentecostal History

Course number: DEGS4201 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Explore fundamentals of modern Pentecostal and Charismatic history to meet ministerial credential requirements.

Course Description: Where did Pentecostals come from? Explore the origins of the Pentecostal movement and its unique growth. Historical antecedents, theological development and socio-cultural issues will be assessed. Emphasis will be given to the development of the Pentecostal movement in Canada and this course will provide the student with an analysis of other Charismatic movements around the world.

Course Textbooks:
The Century of the Holy Spirit:
 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal.Vinson Synan. ISBN: 0785245502

    Instructor:  Burton Janes

Biography: Burton K. Janes lives in Newfoundland where he is the Managing Editor of Good Tidings, the official publication of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador, & Archivist with the denomination. He and his wife, Sherry, live in Bay Roberts with their children, Krista & Christopher, & their border collie, Madisyn.

On a hot day, Burton enjoys an ice cold glass of water.

Memorial University, St. John’s, NL (B.A., Religious Studies, 1977; minor, Philosophy)
Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON (Dip.Th., 1979)
Memorial University (M.A., History, 1991)