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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Kil, Seon Joo

(855 words)

Author(s): Zoe Wang, Eunhee
Kil Seon Joo (1869–1935), the first pastor of the Presbyterian Seminary, led the Revival Movement of Korea from 1907 and formed the significant phenomena and traditions of Korean Christianity such as early morning prayer, revival conferences, and Bible studies. Before Kil became a Christian, he was deeply occupied by Seondo (an eastern mystical practice) with its spiritual enlightenment and concentration in prayer and meditation, held in the mountains for several months at a time. In 1897, Kil read a copy of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress received from the missionary S.A. …
Date: 2019-12-20

Kim, Ik Du

(864 words)

Author(s): Zoe Wang, Eunhee
Kim Ik-du (1874–1950) was a representative revivalist; a powerful praying person who performed miraculous healings; a passionate evangelical preacher with a ministry empowered by the Holy Spirit; and a martyr who had to endure the persecution of Japanese colonialism and the communists. After the Revival Movement led by Kil Seon-ju in 1907, Kim Ik-du became an outstanding revivalist who led the movement in the 1920s and 1930s, when people needed much comfort and hope in the oppressed and miserable time of Japanese oppression.After his marriage at the age of eighteen, Kim squan…
Date: 2019-12-20

King, Joseph H.

(1,081 words)

Author(s): Hunter, Harold D.
Joseph Hillery King was born (1869–1946) in Anderson County, South Carolina. The family had 11 children and he was the second. His father was an “extremely poor tenant farmer” (Muse 1946). When Joseph left home at the age of 20 (1889), he had only attended 18 months of public-school education.King married Willie Irene King on August 10, 1890, but she left him and eventually got a divorce not wanting to be a pastor’s spouse. He waited until her death and then  married Blanche Leon Moore on June 1, 1920. They had 4 children, Easter Lily, Joseph…
Date: 2019-12-20