Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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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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Dallière, Émile

(569 words)

Author(s): Bundy, David
Émile-René Dallière (1900–1995) was born to a banker, Charles and Alma Dallière, in Nice, France. He married Marguerite Schmid and their son was Alain. He was baptized in the Église Réformée de France (ERF) and became a practicing lawyer. He was fluent in English and translated L.D. Weatherhead , La maîtrise sexuelle (psychanalyse et religion) (1930). He entered the ministry of the ERF but withdrew in 1934 after experiencing “baptism of the Holy Spirit” in Douglas Scott’s meetings. After leaving the ERF, Émile-René Dallière pastored Pentecostal congregations in Bernay …
Date: 2021-07-16

Dallière, Louis

(841 words)

Author(s): Bundy, David
Louis Dallière (1897–1976)  was born in Chicago, son of a French banker, Charles and Alma Dallière. He was baptized in the Église Réformée de France (ERF) in Nice in 1901. He experienced conversion in 1910 before the family moved to Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris. He underwent a second conversion in 1915, accompanied by a call to ministry. He enrolled in the Faculté de théologie protestant in Paris in 1915–1921, taking time out for a year of military service. During 1921, Dalliere received the …
Date: 2021-07-16

Dallimore, A.H.

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Author(s): Flett, Linda
Arthur Henry Dallimore (1873–1970) was born in Kent, England raised as a Baptist and later became an Anglican. At age seven, he was healed of typhoid fever through his parent’s prayers. This experience made an indelible mark on his life, and he would later claim to have been raised from the dead. He moved with his parents to New Zealand in 1886 where the family attended a Wesleyan Church in Opunake. Here, a Methodist missioner invited him to be involved in ministry. Dallimore declined and chose …
Date: 2021-07-16

Davidson, Alexander Thomas

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Author(s): Hutchinson, Mark
Alexander Thomas Davidson, 1902, Granville, NSW–18 Sep 1987, Mitcham, Victoria. The son of Alexander (auctioneer) and Eleanor Annie Davidson, ‘Alec’ or ‘A.T.’ Davidson was born in Granville, and grew up in Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Prior to his marriage in 1930, Davidson trained and worked as an accountant. The family were members of Auburn Baptist Church, where Alec became a lay preacher. In 1930, in the middle of the Depression, he married Olive Rita Kellaway (1903–1992…
Date: 2021-07-16

Deeper Life Bible Church

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Author(s): Burgess, Richard
Deeper Life Bible Church is one of the largest and oldest neo-Pentecostal denominations in Nigeria. Founded by William Folorunso Kumuyi (b. 1941), it has planted over 6,000 branches across Nigeria and has multiple branches in other African countries, Europe, Asia, Australia/Oceania, and the Americas. Its headquarters church in Lagos attracts around 150,000 attendees to its Sunday services, and its recently-completed 30,000-seater worship centre in Lagos is one of the largest church auditoriums i…
Date: 2021-07-16


(1,252 words)

Author(s): Bergunder, Michael
The question of how the Pentecostal movement is to be adequately defined and delimited has remained unresolved and contested (Anderson et al. 2010). The debate may have ebbed away somewhat in recent years, but increasing scholarly attention to global Pentecostalism makes the problem even more virulent. Current academic research on global Pentecostalism tends to favour a broad and vague understanding of its subject matter. At first glance, such an all-inclusive definition seems to be attractive t…
Date: 2021-07-16

de Monléon, Albert

(788 words)

Author(s): Bundy, David
Albert Marie de Monléon (1937–) was born in Paris, son of a professor of philosophy at the Institut Catholique de Paris. Monléon studied at the Lycée Condorcet and Lycée Louis-le-Grand. He then enrolled in the Institut Catholique. Monléon received his licentiate in theology after completing studies at the Dominican School of Saulchoir at Étiolles. He joined the Dominican Order (1957) and was ordained priest on July 5, 1964.Monléon became a member of the ecumenical Centre d'études en théologie Istina where he remained involved for twenty years (1968–1988). Bein…
Date: 2021-07-16


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Author(s): Christensen, Nikolaj
The Pentecostal movement entered Denmark in 1907 on the tails of popular Christian revival movements which had especially affected the Lutheran state church. It also coincided with the dawn of a new secular modern culture. The English-born Norwegian Methodist leader T.B. Barratt spent large parts of the first years of his Pentecostal ministry in Copenhagen. He saw the Danish capital as a potential bridgehead from which the movement could spread to the rest of the continent.Though Barratt would have greater success elsewhere, the revival still made an impact that spanne…
Date: 2021-07-16