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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection
    Dates: 1930-2005
    Collection Number: CFT00168
    Creator/Collector: Gaxiola, Manuel J., 1927-2014 Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús
    Extent: 66 Boxes
    Online items available
    Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    Pasadena, California 91182
    Abstract: Dr. Manuel Gaxiola (1927-2014) was an author and preliminary leader of the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús in Mexico. He served as president and presiding bishop of Mexico’s Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús for two terms (1970-1974, and 1978-1982). Dr. Gaxiola also served as the first non-US president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and director of CERLAM (The Center for the Study of Religion in Latin America). The Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection includes biographical material, correspondence, administrative records, and ministerial training and publications. Materials relate to the charismatic church movement in Latin America, particularily the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús.
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

    Access

    Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Publication Rights

    All rights reserved.

    Preferred Citation

    Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Gaxiola family in 2011-2012.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Dr. Manuel Gaxiola (1927-2014) was an author and preliminary leader of the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús in Mexico. He served as president and presiding bishop of Mexico’s Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús for two terms (1970-1974, and 1978-1982). Dr. Gaxiola also served as the first non-US president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and director of CERLAM (The Center for the Study of Religion in Latin America). Born in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dr. Gaxiola was among the first Latin American Pentecostals to earn a doctoral degree (University of Birmingham). Gaxiola graduated from the Apostolic Theological Institute in Mexico City. He earned further degrees at the Pentecostal Bible Institute in Tupelo, MS; the University of the Americas; and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served in a variety of roles in the Iglesia Apostolica including secretary of national and foreign missions, district bishop, secretary general, secretary of Christian education, and president of the national youth convention.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection includes biographical material, correspondence, administrative records, and ministerial training and publications. Materials relate to the charismatic church movement in Latin America, particularily the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús. Other organizations include the Bible Society of Mexico, CEMAD (Mexican Ecumenical Committee for the Homeless), CERLAM (Center of Religious Studies of Latin-America) formerly CEPROMEX (Center for the Study of Protestantism in Mexico), MEX-OIKOS, Evangelical Council of Mexico, IAMS conference, World Council of Churches, CEPROMEX, Spiritus Magazine, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Dates range from 1930-2005. Content is written in the English and Spanish languages.

    Indexing Terms

    Christian union
    Ecumenical movement
    Pentecostalism--History
    Oneness doctrine (Pentecostalism)
    Oneness Pentecostal churches--Mexico
    Du Plessis, David
    Faupel, D. William
    Gaxiola, Manuel J., 1927-2014
    Assemblies of God
    Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús
    Iglesia Evangélica Cristiana Espiritual
    Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México
    Iglesia Metodista de México
    Sociedad Biblia de Mexico
    Latin America--Church history--20th century
    Administrative reports
    Bulletins
    Correspondence
    Diaries
    Ephemera
    Minutes (administrative records)
    Newsletters
    Newspaper clippings
    El Exegete El Testigo de la fé apostólica, Iglesia Evangélica Cristiana Espiritual. Spiritus : estudios sobre pentecostalismo, [Mexico City], Mexico : [publisher not identified].

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