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Pentecostals, Pacifism, and Religious Liberty in World War I: The Waldron Case

This Week in AG History — April 5, 1919

By Darrin J. Rodgers
Originally published on AG News, 05 April 2018

Clarence H. Waldron (1885-1926), an early Baptist-turned-Pentecostal minister, became the central figure in the first important criminal court case involving religious opposition to World War I. 984 more words

Assemblies Of God


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Soldiers say the taste of blood

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So let us then dam our flood 184 more words


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