Dr Archer provides the reader with a scholarly portrayal of Pentecostalism. He examines the historical chronology of modern Pentecostalism and provides a theological bridge between today's Pentecostal Christianity and that of the Early Church.
Dr Archer gives a brief overview of the paradigm shift that occurred within the system of the universities of America from the British-American model of thought to that of the German model of intellectual analysis. This resulted in a shifting away from the "Common Sense Realism" model of thought to the "German Scientific Model" of intellectual analysis which consequently gave rise to theological reductionism in scripture interpretation.
Dr Archer gives a brilliant defense of Pentecostal Christianity against the "Social Deprivation Theory." He also points out shortcomings of the "Historical Critical Method" of scripture interpretation.