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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Latter Rain

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Author(s): McClymond, Michael
The Latter Rain Movement (LRM) was a charismatic Christian revival of the 1940s that—though rejected by denominational pentecostal churches in Canada and the USA—exerted a lasting influence on the development of global charismatic Christianity. The revival broke out on 14 February 1948 (Valentine’s Day) at the Sharon Orphanage and Bible College—a small pentecostal orphanage and school in the remote region of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. It had been preceded by months of prayer and fas…
Date: 2020-01-13

Leatherman, Lucy

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Author(s): Anderson, Allan H.
One of the most remarkable of the first missionaries coming from the Azusa Street revival was Lucy Leatherman (1870–1925), who was born near Greencastle, Indiana. She was probably also the most travelled of all the itinerant missionaries in early Pentecostalism. At the time she became a Pentecostal she was a doctor’s widow and had been a student at A.B. Simpson’s Missionary Training School in Nyack, New York. She received Spirit baptism when Lucy Farrow prayed for her in 1901 at Charles Parham’s…
Date: 2019-12-20


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Author(s): Crace, Benjamin
Positioned just north of Israel and Palestine and almost completely surrounded by Syria on its eastern borders, Lebanon has one of the largest and longest surviving Christian populations in the MENA region. Through the latter part of the twentieth century, Lebanon was ripped with sectarian violence that continues sporadically to this day. Its governmental system assiduously attempts to maintain a mixed representation of all the various groups and minorities. However, like other MENA countries wi…
Date: 2020-03-19