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Roger Glenn Robins

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195165918.001.0001

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A. J. Ascendant

A. J. Ascendant

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A. J. Tomlinson
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Roger Glenn Robins

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DOI:10.1093/0195165918.003.0017

A.J. Tomlinson’s political savvy and charisma helped him strengthen his hold on the Church of God, and pursue his dream of gathering his own particular “Israel”, God’s pentecostal people. Tomlinson sought to let worship flow freely while regulating structure (the systems of management and delivery). To do so, he would need to overcome the misgivings of his followers and associates, most of whom feared centralization and defended congregational sovereignty.

Keywords:   A.J. Tomlinson, Church of God, Pentecost

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