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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Author(s): Gitau, Wanjiru
Starting out as a religion for the poor who were largely excluded in the modernizing world, Pentecostalism was reared, for decades, as a religion in the margins of social and economic power. In the mid-1990s, African countries liberalized the media-scape, allowing market dynamics to drive the mass media industry. Up until the 1990s, Kenyan radio and television were dominated by a single national broadcaster, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), also the mouthpiece of the ruling party KANU, …
Date: 2021-07-16

Keswick Movement

(924 words)

Author(s): Althouse, Peter
The first Keswick Convention convened on June 29, 1875 in a scenic town nestled beneath Skiddaw mountain in northwest England. The convention became an annual event of week-long meetings consisting of Bible studies, addresses, prayer meetings, women’s meetings, and a concern for practical holiness. The first conference was initiated by Canon Thomas Dundas Harford-Battersby (1823–1883), Robert Wilson (1824–1905), and Robert Pearsall Smith (1873–1898). Smith withdrew and Harford-Battersby took ove…
Date: 2021-07-16