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Papers of David Du Plessis
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Description
David du Plessis (February 7, 1905- February 2, 1987), known as “Mr. Pentecost,” was a South African Pentecostal minister and one of the primary founders of the 20th century charismatic movement. The collection include correspondence with global religious leaders and local ministers, sermon notes and outlines, drafts of ecumenical documents and minutes (including those related to the International Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue), and scores of ephemeral materials from various charismatic "ministries." The collection principally reflects the integration of Pentecostal and mainline Christian denominations, including Catholicism, Episcopalism, Lutheranism, Methodism, and Presbyterianism.
Background
David du Plessis (February 7, 1905- February 2, 1987), known as “Mr. Pentecost,” was a South African Pentecostal minister and one of the primary founders of the 20th century charismatic movement. He converted to Christianity in 1916, and received the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1923. Du Plessis received ordination from the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (AFM) in 1928, and became the general secretary in 1935. Du Plessis helped organize the first Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), held in 1947.
Extent
129 Boxes, 66 linear feet
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Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.