F.F. Bosworth

Research and Commentary on the Author of Christ the Healer

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Research on F.F. Bosworth

Fred Francis Bosworth (1877-1958), the author of Christ the Healer, was an important leader in the Pentecostal movement in the United States. He played a significant role in the movement during the early 1900s. He also was a key figure in the Divine Healing movement during the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to becoming a famous healing evangelist, he was a prolific author and radio pioneer. He planted churches and held city-wide evangelistic crusades throughout the United States and other countries. His influence on many church groups, especially those in the Pentecostal and Charismatic tradition, remains strong.

Over the years a number of popular writings have been published about Bosworth and his healing ministry. However, only a few sources have provided critical research on his life and his teachings. This section presents detailed critical research on Bosworth’s entire life history.

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Articles

“F.F. Bosworth: An Analysis of His Ministry Development Using Social Cognitive Career Theory,” Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 32, No 1 (April 2011). See article here.

”F.F. Bosworth in South Africa: A Historical Analysis of His Later Ministry and Healing Methodology,” Africa Journal of Pentecostal Studies (December 2007), 76-91. See article here.

“F.F. Bosworth and the Role of Women in His Life and Ministry,” The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association (Vol. XXVII, No. 1, 2007), 25-38. See article here.

“Persecuted for Christ: A Defining Moment in the Life of F.F. Bosworth,” Refleks: Med Karismatisk Kristendom I Fokus (5-1-2006), 89-97. See article here.

“F.F. Bosworth: A Profile in Divine Healing Ministry,” Refleks: Med Karismatisk Kristendom I Fokus (4-2-2006), 71-82. See article here.



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Book

F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind "Christ the Healer." Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Available here. Receive 25% discount! Use the discount code: bosworth25.

"This book is about the life and ministry of Bosworth (1877-1958), a Pentecostal pioneer, musician, famous healing evangelist, and the author of Christ the Healer. He reportedly led over a million people to Christ and was considered by scholars and ministers alike to be one of the most successful healing evangelists of his era.

"His writings on divine healing influenced many church leaders of his day, as well many who claim healing ministries today. While many people are familiar with his book, Christ the Healer, few know much about the man behind the book.

"F.F. Bosworth is the first book to offer a critical analysis of Bosworth's life and ministry from the beginning to the end. The purpose of this work is to explore his life and ministry in order to identify and analyze some of the factors that contributed to his success as a famous healing evangelist."

Thesis/Dissertation

F.F. Bosworth: A Historical Analysis of the Influential Factors in His Life and Ministry
Available here. University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2010

Conference Presentation

“Experience as a Catalyst for Healing Ministry: Historical Evidence and Implications From the Life of F.F. Bosworth.” Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Cleveland, Tenn. Published in SPS Conference Proceedings. March 2007. Available here.

"A Response" by Kimberly Ervin Alexander, Ph.D., presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Cleveland, Tenn. Available here. Dr. Alexander is ​Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing: Models of Theology and Practice (Blandford Forum, Dorset: Deo, 2006). Visit her faculty page here.

Notes/Blog Posts on F.F. Bosworth

How The Voice of Healing Got Its Name. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in Hugh Jeter's book, By His Stripes. See here.

Fred Francis Bosworth – Man of Music and Worship: How a Childhood Discovery Contributed to His Success as a Musician and Famous Healing Evangelist. See here.

Stella Bosworth Still Going Strong: The Widow of Bob Bosworth is Steadfast and Unrelenting in Outreach Ministry. See here.

Bob Bosworth Singing: A Few of His Songs are Shared on YouTube. See here.

F.F. Bosworth History on Academic Websites: Quick and Easy Ways to Download, Print, and Follow Current Research on the Author of Christ the Healer. See here.

Bob Bosworth’s Promotion of Christ the Healer: How He Used Music and Reading to Share His Father’s Classic on Divine Healing. See here.

The Passing of Eugene Peterson and F.F. Bosworth: A Look at Their Transition and 'Ultimate Triumph.' See here.

Stella Bosworth and the Divine Gift of Language: How the Spirit Enabled Her Mom to Speak Fluent Zulu. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in P.C. Nelson's book, Does Christ Heal Today? (1941). See here.

F.F. Bosworth's Ministry to John G. Lake: How a Simple Question Led to a Spiritual Breakthrough -- and Years of Fruitful Ministry. See here.

12 Mistaken Claims about F.F. Bosworth. See here.

Upcoming post: Similarities in the Prison-Themed Messages of Kenneth W. Hagin and F.F. Bosworth. See here.

Fred Francis Bosworth -- Reporter of Pentecost: He 'Kept the News Flowing.' See here.

F.F. Bosworth is Now on Pinterest: Platform Provides Easy Access to Research and Commentary on His Life History. See here.

What P.C. Nelson Saw in the F.F. Bosworth Revival Meetings: How the Experience Moved Him to Begin His Own Healing Ministry. See here.

F.F. Bosworth mentioned in J.D. King's Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church. See here.

F.F. Bosworth and Kenneth Hagin Jr.: A Look at the Similarities in Their Writings on the Past Tense of God’s Word. See here.

The Writings of Kenneth Hagin Jr. and F.F. Bosworth. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in Josh McMullen's Under the Big Top: Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925: Book Notes His Prolific Output as a Writer. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in Kate Bowler's Blessed: A History of The American Prosperity Gospel (2013): She Highlights His Link to E.W. Kenyon. See here.

F.F. Bosworth’s Endorsement of T.L. Osborn’s Most Famous Book: Letter of Support Appeared in Healing the Sick and Casting Out Devils. See here.

Why Ern Baxter Left the Ministry of William Branham: A Look at Problematic Concerns About Faith and ‘Borderline Psychic” Phenomena. See here.

Did F.F. Bosworth Mentor Oral Roberts? A Short Review of Their Relationship During the Post-WWII Healing Revival. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in T.L. Osborn Biography: Book Recounts Origin of 'Mass Miracle' Concept. See here.

F.F. Bosworth mentioned in "John G. Lake’s Formative Years, 1870-1908: The Making of A Con Man.” See here.

F.F. Bosworth Mentioned in "History of the Word-Faith Movement in America": Paper Written for Graduate Program at Bob Jones University. See here.

New Hashtags for F.F. Bosworth. See here.

“Brother Branham, you’re wrong.” F.F. Bosworth’s Surprising Rebuke of William Branham. See here.

F.F. Bosworth and Diabetes: What His Family Said About His Medical Condition. See here.

When F.F. Bosworth Joined the Branham Party: A Look at His Contributions to The Voice of Healing and the Post-WWII Preachers with Healing Ministries. See here.

Maria Woodworth-Etter, Prophecy, and the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906:
New York Times Story Evokes Memories of Prediction Gone Wrong. See here.

F.F. Bosworth's Advice to A.W. Tozer. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Among Those with ‘Proven Divine Healing Ministry’ in 1950: He’s Listed with 32 Other Evangelists in The Voice of Healing Magazine. See here.

T. L. Osborn's Mention of Billy Graham: Ideas Presented for Success in Ministry. See here.

F.F. Bosworth Vindicated? Moody Magazine Published 'Evidence' for Divine Healing Case. See here.

F.F. Bosworth's Tangle with Moody Magazine. Personal Visit Made to Defend His Name and the Ministry of Divine Healing. See here.

F.F. Bosworth’s Letter to Alpha E. Humbard: What it Suggests About His Business Acumen. See here

"F.F. Bosworth and Billy Graham: How They Both Found Favor in the Pages of the Press." See here.

"William Branham and the Pillar of Fire in Dallas, Texas: New light on famous photograph." See here.

"F.F. Bosworth and the Making of a Healing Evangelist: What Critical Research Reveals about His Ministry Development and the Ministry of Divine Healing." See here.

"Pentecostal Gifts and Their Relation to Natural Talent and Experiences: Some Thoughts and Visual Illustrations from the Life History of F.F. Bosworth." See Introduction here and the paper and figures here.
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"Plagiarism or Just Eerily Similar: A Brief Look at the Writings of F.F. Bosworth and Kenneth E. Hagin." Available here.

"The Ministry of F.F. Bosworth: How He Compares to Other Famous Healing Evangelists of His Time." Available here.

"Why F. F. Bosworth and His Family Moved to Fitzgerald, Ga." Available here.

"Chronology Timeline: Fred Francis Bosworth." Available here.

"Other Writings on F.F. Bosworth: A Partial Bibliography." Available here.


2 comments:

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