Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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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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Czech Republic

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Author(s): Halasová, Tereza
The Pentecostal movement first emerged in the region in 1910. The Association of Resolute Christians was founded by Jan Kajfosz in the region of Těšín (Czech Silesia), Nebory and Dolní Žukov. It originated from the Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, where glossolalia and other gifts of the Holy Spirit appeared among the labourers and miners.Another focus of the Pentecostal movement was in Prague in the Free Reformed Church (Svobodná církev reformovaná), now called Brethren Church (Církev bratrská), with some influence from German…
Date: 2021-07-16