A. J. Tomlinson: Plainfolk Modernist (Religion in America) by R. G. Robins
English | Oct. 28, 2004 | ISBN: 0195165918 | 327 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
A.J. Tomlinson (1865-1943) ranks among the leading figures of the early Pentecostal movement, and like so many of his cohorts, he was as complex as he was colorful. Arriving in Appalachia as a home missionary determined to uplift and evangelize poor mountain whites, he stayed to become the co-founder and chief architect of the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and the Church of God of Prophecy, which together with their minor offspring now constitute the third-largest denominational family within American Pentecostalism.