"Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Canadian Pentecostalism and Military Conflict in the Early Twentieth Century"

Bibliographic Information: 

Butler, Geoffrey. “Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Canadian Pentecostalism and Military Conflict in the Early Twentieth Century” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 21 (2019–2020): 54–81.

Description
This paper explores the pacifist sentiment that permeated early Pentecostalism, with special attention granted to the response of Canadian Pentecostals to the two world wars in the first half of the twentieth century. It also highlights the shift that took place during the interwar years and explores how Pentecostalism, for the most part, came to abandon its pacifist roots by the late 1940s. It will argue that its downfall was largely due to other larger concerns of the movement, along with the gradual mainstreaming of Pentecostalism within the wider Christian church.

Publisher: 
McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry