In this article we show how gender is a useful category of analysis for students of North American pentecostal history. First, we provide a working definition ofthe term gender (a term with a plethora of meanings!). Then we cite a few examples from current scholarship that demonstrate how gender as a theoretical construct illuminates certain aspects of the North American movement. Finally, we reflect on the potential benefit of using gender to recount a variety of pentecostal histories, both North American and beyond.
Previously published in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2014, 36(1), pp. 1-19 http://www.sps-usa.org/#/pneuma/about-pneuma