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A List of Some Pentecostal Dissertations

The following represents a basic listing of identified academic theses and dissertations with subject descriptors of Pentecostalism. This is part of an ongoing project to identify such works by and about Pentecostalism.

Atkins, Leonard Hardin. Leadership development for  the Royal Rangers of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Thesis (D. Min.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1993.

Alexander, J.L. Corky. Inter-tribal Pentecost, praxis transformation in Native American worship. Thesis (D.Miss.) ; Fuller Theological Seminary,2010.

Becker, David L. Leadership in the matrilineal culture of the Bemba: cultural implications for contextualized leadership development in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zambia. Thesis (Ph.D.); Fuller Theological seminary, 2010.

Beller, Dan Obryan.  Church growth manual for the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Thesis (D.Min.); Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983.

Castellani, Vincent O. Revisioning Pentecostal Bible college education towards a pedagogy for renewal. The…


Seth C. Rees (1854- ) published a small book The Ideal Pentecostal Church ( Revivalist Office, M.W. Knapp: Cincinnati,Ohio, 1897).  It is an extremely valuable book due to its well defined look at the way church should be defined based on holiness doctrinal aspects.  Of note is the chapter  "The Ideal Pentecostal Church is Without Distinction as to Sex" (pg. 40) bridging the egalitarian nature of the holiness movement from Catherine Booth forward with views out of step with many in the late 1890's.  Also of note, a personal sharing of his experience in being sanctified, 'the pentecostal experience' in the late 1890's within the Holiness movement.