Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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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): Sian-chîn, Ia̍p
No Pentecostal/Charismatic missionary works had been established in Taiwan prior to the end of the Japanese colonial era (1895‒1945), with the exception of the Japan Apostolic Mission (although no detailed records remain about it). In 1948, China Assemblies of God (中國神召會) initiated a missionary enterprise in Taiwan. This AG body was organized in Wuhan, China, in 1948. It was a constellation of Pentecostal churches planted by missionaries from various countries that were scattered throughout Chin…
Date: 2021-07-16


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Author(s): Lindhardt, Martin
Tanzania, the East African country that was born from the union on Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964, has a Pentecostal history that parallels that of other Sub-Saharan countries insofar as it is characterized by a slow and rocky start, followed by more massive growth in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The first foreign Pentecostal missionaries in Tanganyika whose history is known were Karl and Marian Wittick and Clarence Grothaus. They left Canada as independent missionaries in 1913 an…
Date: 2021-07-16

Taylor, George Floyd

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Author(s): Hunter, Harold D.
George Floyd Taylor (1881–1934) was born in Dumpling County near Magnolia, North Carolina. Bishop J.H. King of the Pentecostal Holiness Church (PHC) wrote the following after the passing of Taylor, “When George Floyd Taylor came into the home of his father, it required three days of vigorous effort on the part of the attending physician and others to keep his soul from departing to the Great Beyond. His mother did not see him until the third day after his advent” (King 1935). He suffered “specific significant neu…
Date: 2021-07-16