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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Preacher
  • Lived: December 18, 1807–November 2, 1874 (Great Awakening)
  • Nationality: American
  • Known for: Founder of Holiness movement
  • Fun Fact: Palmer's original prayer meetins, called the Tuesday Meeting for the Promotion of Holiness, was originally resitructed to women. Men were not allowed until four years later.
  • Fun Fact: Palmer defended the idea of women in Christian ministry in her book "The Promises of the Father."
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Phoebe Palmer was born Phoebe Worrall in New York City in 1807. She married Walter Palmer when she was 20 years old and became interested in John Wesley's doctrine of Christian perfection. On July 26, 1837, Phoebe experienced what John Wesley called "entire sanctification." Other members of the Palmer family experienced this as well and felt that they should teach others how to have a similar experience. Both Phoebe and Walter Palmer became common preachers at various churches, conferences and camp meetings, but Phoebe was better known. Her book, "The Way of Holiness," was the foundational book for the Holiness movement.

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