Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Executive Editor: Michael Wilkinson
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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Yoido Full Gospel Church, Korea

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Author(s): Cho, Kyuhoon
Yoido Full Gospel Church (YFGC) is one of the world's largest Pentecostal congregations, located in Yŏŭido in Seoul, South Korea, which belongs to the Assemblies of God of Korea. As of 2020, the number of its registered members is estimated at about 560,000. The YFGC is a prime example of Korean Protestantism and global Christianity, and the evidence of de-secularization of contemporary society. After Yonggi Cho (b.1936) had founded it on the outskirts of Seoul on May 18, 1958 in the aftermath o…
Date: 2021-07-16

Yu, Cidu (Dora Yu)

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Author(s): Chang, Paul
Dora Yu (Yu Cidu; 1873–1931) was a medical doctor, revivalist, and Bible school founder who gained an international reputation and inspired a generation of Chinese Christians. Yu was among the first Chinese women trained in modern western medicine. She also travelled throughout China to preach to thousands of people and founded two Bible training institutions to teach hundreds of students. She had a lasting effect on a generation of Chinese Christians, for whom she was a model of biblical knowle…
Date: 2021-07-16