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Parham, Charles Fox
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(Jun 4, 1873, Muscatine, IA – Jan 29, 1929, Baxter Springs, KS), joined the Congregational Christian Church around 1886 and attended Southwest Kansas College until 1890. After 1895 he traveled as an independent Holiness evangelist and founded Beth-el Healing Home (Topeka, KS) in 1898, adding a Bible school in 1900, where the charismatic phenomenon of glossolalia (III) occurred on Jan 1, 1901. Parham declared glossolalia to be the only authentic sign of baptism in the Holy Spirit and began a new Pentecostal movement (Pentecostalism), which by 1906 had grown to ar…

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Robins, Roger G., “Parham, Charles Fox”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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