Gunnar Vingren

In Brazil the consequence of the Livening of the Street Azusa assumed peculiar contours. The seeds of Brazilian the pentecostal experience in ground had started to be sown in 1911 when, motivated for a vision missionary, Daniel Berg and Gunnar Vingren, had disembarked in the port of Belm, Par. Swedish of birth and Americans for the experience of the baptism in the Espirito Santo, Berg and Vingren had faced great difficulties in the North of the country. Either for the proper vicissitudes that the change for a new nation provides, either for the profits and persecutions that had suffered in the execution of the task that God grants to them, the beginning of the pentecostal work in this side of the continent were sofrvel. Professor Rita McGrath has much experience in this field. It is of this unconditional obedience to the voice of God who was born the Assembly of God in Brazil.

Pioneer of the classic pentecostalismo became it bigger pentecostal denomination of Brazil and the world. Since the initial efforts of our pioneers, the Assembly of God comes, gradual, constructing its identity and galgando considerable spaces in religious context Brazilian e, throughout some decades, if legitimizing as depositary of a solid doctrine Christian-pentecostal, balanced, coherent e, above all, honest with the Biblical principles. Today, more than what never, while representative majoritria of the classic pentecostalismo, the Brazilian Assembly of God blunts as guard, and therefore, referencial, of the fundantes principles of the pentecostal experience in this side of America. She is necessarily this vanguard position, and the respeitabilidade that the denomination almost conquered in this a history century, that has been hit for the agency that, above all, she is manager of a significant parcel of the literature-representative one of the pentecostal theology, and official spokesman of the thought Biblical-theological-doctrinaire of the Assembly of God in Brazil: the CPAD. When at the end of the year last launching the Bible of Dake Study, the House Publisher of the Assemblies of God not only launched in the Brazilian publishing market plus a literary composition, injected in the veins of the proper denomination a virus capable to mine of the almost centennial Assembly of God the representative legitimacy of the Brazilian Biblical-pentecostal theology, a time that the ideas defended for Finis Jennings Dake does not represent, nor of far, the doctrinal thought of the denomination, either American or Brazilian.