Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Executive Editor: Michael Wilkinson
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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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Onyinah, Opoku

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Author(s): Donkor, Lord Elorm
Opoku Onyinah (1954–)  is a distinguished African missiologist and former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost. He was born on July 22, 1954 in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Kingdom. His parents, Opanin Kwame Onyinah and Maame Akosua Addai, were peasant farmers. As Catholics, they sent their son to be baptized into the Catholic Church in Yamfo. Onyinah remained a staunch Catholic throughout his childhood. He attended a Presbyterian primary school and a Catholic Middle school in Yamfo. Th…
Date: 2019-12-20