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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Wei, Paul (Wei, Enbo)

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Author(s): Reed, David
Paul Wei (1876–1919) was the leading figure in the founding of  the indigenous Chinese True Jesus Church (TJC). Following his Christian conversion, Wei’s beliefs were shaped in part by Western missionaries, especially Oneness Pentecostals (OP) and Seventh-Day Adventists. OPs taught that baptism should be invocated in the name of Jesus Christ, and the Trinity belong to only the economy of salvation. Before his death, however, Wei broke f…
Date: 2020-01-17