When the Fire Fell: Martin Wells Knapp's Vision of Pentecost and the Beginning of God's Bible School
Wallace Thorton, Jr


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God's Bible School offers the perfect prism through which to explore the changing dynamics of the holiness movement. Thornton's sympathetic history brings to life much more than an institution. The institution focuses the networks of people in a larger story that illuminates the large course of American Methodism and evangelicalism.

-Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College


Thornton has provided both an interpretation of the history of GBS and a passionate, carefully nuanced and strategically documented history of the Wesleyan/holiness traditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Both he and the publisher are to be congratulated for the achievement.

-David Bundy, New York Theological Seminary


About the Author:

Wallace Thornton, Jr. (M.A. in Church History, Cincinnati Bible Seminary) has taught Church history at three colleges, including God's Bible School and College, and has written extensively on holiness movement history, including several scholarly articles and his first book *Radical Righteousness.* He earned two degrees from GBSC (B.A. 1992; Th.B. 1994) and served there as a faculty members from 1992 to 1997. He remains active in preaching, educational, and publication ministry based in the Indianapolis area where he resides with his wife Janice (Eckert; also a GBSC graduate, B.A. 1995) and four children.





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