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Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

William Kostlevy


This book is the story of the Metropolitan Church Association (MCA) an intentional religious community founded in Chicago and later Waukesha, Wisconsin in the early 1890s. A product of the holiness revival of the late nineteenth century and an important catalyst for Pentecostalism the MCA played a significant role in the twentieth century growth of Pentecostal Christianity and were one of the dozens of evangelical communal societies that flourished between 1890 and 1917. As one of the most controversial communal societies of the era, its members were commonly known as ‘holy jumpers’ because of ... More

Keywords: Holiness Movement, Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, Bud Robinson, Seth C. Rees, Alma White, A. G. Garr, communal societies, Waukesha Wisconsin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377842
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Kostlevy, author
Tabor College
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