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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Garrigus, Alice Belle

(977 words)

Author(s): Ambrose, Linda M.
Alice Belle Garrigus (1858–1949), born in Rockville, Connecticut, was the founder of Pentecostalism in Newfoundland. Her sympathetic biographer, Burton K. Janes, based much of his work about her on the autobiography she published in serialized form in Good Tidings, the official publication of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador, in 1939–1940 (Janes 1982, 1983). Garrigus’s life story is a familiar one in Newfoundland religious history. One popular publication with the subtitle “The Story of What One Little America…
Date: 2019-12-20

Gee, Donald

(879 words)

Author(s): Kay, William K.
Donald Henry Frere Gee (1891–1966) was a travelling preacher, writer, editor, musician, Chairman of British Assemblies of God (1945–1948), Bible College Principal and significant historian. His writings are the most varied and prolific of any of the early Pentecostals and his final book, Wind and Flame (1967), is the best early account of the movement’s global reach and its affinity with emerging charismatic and ecumenical stirrings.Gee won prizes at school but left in his mid-teens and never thereafter received any further formal education. He attended Finsb…
Date: 2019-12-20

Gender

(1,691 words)

Author(s): Ambrose, Linda M.
Gender Studies holds great promise for Pentecostal scholarship because it pays attention to the roles that are assigned to men and women, to the power dynamics that result, and to the ways in which people order their lives within particular cultures. While cultural norms vary by region, gender studies can help to unlock these differences on both local and global stages. The binary consideration of male and female genders (a somewhat dated concept given recent attention to gender fluidity) still serves as a useful starting place to discuss how gender and Pentecostalism intersect.Gender …
Date: 2019-12-20

Germany

(1,038 words)

Author(s): Schmidgall, Paul
Four external and four internal features characterized the beginning of German Pentecostalism at the turn of the nineteenth century. From abroad, reports of the revivals in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1901), Wales, UK (1904/5), Azusa Street, California, USA (1906), and Oslo, Norway (1906/7) sparked a desire within the believers to experience something similar in Germany. Internally, the four Holiness fundamentals (salvation, sanctification, healing, millenarianism), were already deeply engrained within the German Gemeinschaftsbewegung (Pietistic movement). As in many oth…
Date: 2019-12-20