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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Ranaghan, Kevin and Dorothy

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Author(s): Alva, Reginald
Kevin Ranaghan was born in 1940 in New York to devout Irish Catholic parents and Dorothy was born in 1942. Kevin married Dorothy in 1966 and they have six children. Both the Ranaghans have degrees in theology from Notre Dame University. Kevin taught theology at St. Mary’s College, Indiana, while his wife taught at a Catholic High School. They have been associated with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) since its beginning in 1967 at Duquesne University, Pennsylvania (Rahaghan 1969). Initiall…
Date: 2019-12-20

Redeemed Christian Church of God

(936 words)

Author(s): Burgess, Richard
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is a Pentecostal denomination with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the largest transnational Pentecostal churches in the world, with over 14,000 branches in Nigeria and branches in over 178 nations. The RCCG was founded by Josiah Akindayomi (b. 1909), a semi-illiterate Yoruba man who was converted by the Anglican Church Missionary Society. He later became a prophet in the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church, one of the earliest Aladura …
Date: 2019-12-20