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Sanford, Agnes
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Agnes Mary Sanford (1897–1982) was an author, teacher, and speaker pivotal in the expansion of many aspects of Pentecostalism into the mainline and historic churches in the mid twentieth century. Her book The Healing Light was first published in 1947 and became the foundation of the Charismatic Movement’s theology of healing; it has gone through multiple printings and is still in print today. As one of the main speakers for Camps Farthest Out, she had a profound influence on many who became renewal leaders in their own denominations, including …

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Dignard, Martin, “Sanford, Agnes”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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