About the author: Brett Knowles holds the B. Theol. (Hons.) and PhD degrees from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, where he teaches Church History in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. H has served the New Life churches of New Zealand as pastor, missionary, teacher, and Bible School Principal for more than 25 years.2000 0-7734-7862-0
This book traces the emergence of the movement in the mid 1940s and its growth to become one of the largest Pentecostal bodies in New Zealand in the 1970s. It examines the ways in which this movement’s original revivalism became linked with moralist concerns and with the application of political pressure for social change. A secondary avenue of enquiry is the way in which the New Life Churches and the emerging new Zealand Charismatic movement had reciprocal effects. Includes biographical notes on important figures, maps of the movement'’ development and expansion, and an extensive bibliography.