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): Lineham, Peter
Oceania encompasses the continent of Australia (population 25 million in 2019), the large cluster of islands of New Zealand  (4.5 million), and islands traditionally divided into three groups according to ethnic and cultural aspects: Polynesia (total population 680,000, many islands at 10,000 or less), including American Samoa (55,000), French Polynesia including Tahiti (280,000), Samoa (197,000), Tonga (104,000), the Cook Islands, Niue, the Tokelau Islands, Tuvalu and Wallis and Futuna Islands, each with 12,000 or less; Melanesia (total population 10.98 mi) including Fiji (…
Date: 2021-07-16