Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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The appearance of Pentecostalism in Angola could be traced back to the 1930s; however, its early reception and later development faced many challenges. The current character and position of Pentecostalism in Angola is firmly embedded in the historical and political context, but it is also mediated by multiple geographical and theological connections.

The hegemony of the Roman Catholic Church, introduced in Angola’s territory together with Portuguese political domination (1482), was an important factor determining the beginnings of the Pentecostal…

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Zawiejska, Natalia, “Angola”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20201204

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