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Assemblies of God, USA
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The American phase of the Pentecostal movement emerged within the Wesleyan Holiness movement, characterized by a belief in sanctification as a second critical event that followed justification in the believers’ life. Holiness Pentecostals believed that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was a third critical event that followed sanctification. This understanding of the Christian pilgrimage was challenged by William H. Durham who in 1910 introduced the “Finished Work” perspective, reflecting his Calvinist theological background, and who suggested that the baptism of the Holy Spirit w…

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Melton, John Gordon, “Assemblies of God, USA”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_044899>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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