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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Nee, Watchman (Ni, Tuosheng )

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Author(s): Chang, Paul
Watchman Nee (Ni Tuosheng; 1903–1972) was a writer, church founder, and independent minister who was one of the most influential Christian leaders in Chinese Christianity. Nee synthesized and re-shaped key concepts in almost every area of Christian thought and practice, including the Bible, the Trinity, human nature, the church, ethics, and authority. He laid the foundation for Chinese theological discussion for generations. At the same time, Nee’s accessible writings found significant worldwide…
Date: 2019-12-20


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Author(s): Klaver, Miranda
The history of Pentecostalism in the Netherlands displays the importance of transnational ties and influences from its early beginnings in 1907. The small Pentecostal movement until the 1950s, gained tremendous momentum after the visits of foreign healing evangelists like T. L. Osborn. Until the 1980s, Dutch Pentecostalism could be distinguished by three main groups: the ‘classic’ Pentecostals aligned with the American Assemblies of God, the ‘new’ Pentecostals, influenced by the faith movement a…
Date: 2019-12-20