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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Velarde, Mariano

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Author(s): Alva, Reginald
Mariano Zuniega Velarde, popularly known as Brother Mike was born on August 20, 1939 in Caramoran Catanduanes, Philippines. Velarde is a geodetic engineer, who runs a real estate business in the Philippines. He is married to Avelina Belen del Monte and they have four children. In February 1978, the doctors at the Philippine Heart Center for Asia Hospital scheduled a major surgery for Velarde as he suffered severe cardiac ailments. Velarde claims that one night, an angel disguised as a nurse visited him in the hospital and asked him to meditate on a biblical passag…
Date: 2021-07-16


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Author(s): Alvarez, Carmelo
The origins of Pentecostalism in Venezuela can be traced back to the following initiatives: The pioneer efforts of G.F. Bender and his wife Christine from 1919 to 1942 and secondly, the 1946 establishment of three national districts within the Assemblies of God with a National Convention in 1947.The first Pentecostal missionary in Barquisimeto in the state of Lara was G.F. Bender, a German American pastor. While still living in New York, Bender was converted in a Holiness congregation of the Evangelical United Brethren in 1902, was baptized …
Date: 2021-07-16