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Foursquare Gospel, The.

Aimee Scruple McPherson (1890–1944) organized Echo Park Evangelistic Association (see Evangelistic Associations, 20), Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, California, 1923, and the Internat. Ch. of the Foursquare Gospel, as evangelistic body with missions in many lands, 1927; Pentecostal. The name points to 4 basic articles of faith: conversion, divine healing,* baptism of the Holy Ghost (including gift of tongues*), premillennial advent of Christ (see Millennium, 7). A fuller statement of teaching is in Declaration of Faith, by Mrs. McPherson. Her son, Rolf Kennedy McPherson (b. 1913), continued the work.

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