The 1979 publication of, Vision of the Disinherited: The Making of American Pentecostalism, by Robert M. Anderson, caused small sensation for a time.  More recently, Pentecostal historians have seemed concerned that a misunderstanding may have been created of early day Pentecostals as completely destitute.

 

Mutilated History?

Hollenweger suggested that the initial impulses gained from the Holiness movement, pacifism, women in leadership, interracial worship, identification with the poor including a critique of capitalism and ecumenism... were lost by later generations of Pentecostals. A number of Pentecostal scholars are working to rectify this situation today.

See, Walter J. Hollenweger, "An Introduction to Pentecostalisms," Journal of Beliefs & Values, vol. 25, no. 2, August, 2004.

Donald W. Dayton has done much to connect Pentecostal History with its radical Holiness roots.

See, Christian T. Collins Winn, From The Margins: A Celebration Of The Theological Work Of Donald W. Dayton (2007, Wifp & Stock). 

Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., The Azusa Street Mission & Revival (2006, Thomas Nelson).

Allan Anderson, Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism (2007, Orbis).