Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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

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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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Fangcheng Fellowship, China

(756 words)

Author(s): Li, Hui
Fangcheng Fellowship (方城团契), also known as the Chinese Conversion Fellowship or the Fangcheng Mother Church, was founded in Fengcheng County, Nanyang City, Henan province, China. It was established by Zhang Rongliang (张荣亮), one of its current leaders, in 1981. Zhang, ordained in the same year, used to tour and evangelize the rural areas of Nanyang with Rev. Li Tian-en (李天恩) during the latter half of the Cultural Revolution. Zhang and Li’s testimonies were filled with numerous signs and wonders, …
Date: 2021-07-16

Farrow, Lucy

(782 words)

Author(s): Stephenson, Lisa P.
Early Pentecostal pastor, evangelist, and missionary who played a key part in the birth of the Azusa Street Revival. Born in 1851 in Norfolk, Virginia, Lucy Farrow was allegedly a mulatto daughter of a white slave owner and slave woman, and was either born a slave or sold into it after her father died. Farrow is also claimed to be the niece of the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. By 1871 she had relocated to Mississippi, and by 1890 she had moved on to Houston, Texas. At this point she wa…
Date: 2021-07-16