Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Executive Editor: Michael Wilkinson
Associate Editors: Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online (BEGP) provides a comprehensive overview of worldwide Pentecostalism from a range of disciplinary perspectives. It offers analysis at the level of specific countries and regions, historical figures, movements and organizations, and particular topics and themes. Pentecostal Studies draws upon areas of research such as anthropology, biblical studies, economics, gender studies, global studies, history, political science, sociology, theological studies, and other areas of related interest. The BEGP emphasizes this multi-disciplinary approach and includes scholarship from a range of disciplines, methods, and theoretical perspectives. Moreover, the BEGP is cross-cultural and transnational, including contributors from around the world to represent key insights on Pentecostalism from a range of countries and regions.

Providing summaries of the key literature, the BEGP will be the standard reference for Pentecostal Studies. All articles are fully text searchable and cross-referenced, with bibliographic information on scholarly work and recommendations for further reading.

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Abraham, K. E.

(809 words)

Author(s): Samuel, Joy
K.E. Abraham was born to a Christian family on March 1, 1899 near Puthencavu, Chengannoor, Kerala. His parents were pious Christians and regularly participated in Christian activities. Thus, he grew up in a Christian atmosphere that shaped his calling of serving Jesus Christ. Hailing from a poor family, Abraham pursued his studies to earn his living as a school teacher. He did not continue his secular profession for long as he obeyed the calling of full-time ministry. Abraham was the disciple of…
Date: 2020-03-19

Aesthetics and Art

(958 words)

Author(s): Félix-Jäger, Steven
Pentecostals around the world have a paradoxical relationship with visual art. While Pentecostals and Charismatics are known for incorporating embodied expressions of the arts in liturgical worship services, they have historically veered away from a broader cultural engagement with visual art. As such, Pentecostals and Charismatics have developed a pragmatic approach to art that focuses on function rather than intrinsic qualities. Nevertheless, Pentecostals have made global contributions to the fields of visual art, especially how it pertains to its liturgical use.The stron…
Date: 2020-01-17