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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United Kingdom

(1,452 words)

Author(s): Kay, William K.
Pentecostal and charismatic churches in the UK are diverse. They vary in their history, to some extent in their doctrine, ecclesiology, practice and social attitudes, and in their resources. Their congregations range from small and struggling start-ups to powerful megachurches.Three classical indigenous Pentecostal denominations can date their beginnings to the years of, or just after, the 1914‒18 war. Essentially, they came out of the Welsh revival of 1904‒05. The first Pentecostal denomination to be formed was the Apostolic Faith C…
Date: 2019-12-20

United States of America

(1,245 words)

Author(s): Melton, John Gordon
The modern Pentecostal movement can be traced to 1900 in Topeka, Kansas, at the assignment given students at a small Holiness Bible school led by Charles Fox Parham. Asked to examine the biblical text to find the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the students discovered speaking in tongues. At a worship service on January 1, 1901, one student, Agnes Ozman, became the first modern person to speak in tongues as a result of her search for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In the months foll…
Date: 2020-01-14