Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity in Belgium represents a small religious minority in a country that is historically Roman Catholic and today heavily secularized. Luther’s protests in the early sixteenth century found fertile ground in the area today known as Belgium, as did the radical Anabaptist movement, but a repressive Spanish (and Catholic) regime soon extinguished virtually all Protestant presence. Only after the independence of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1830 did small revivals of Prot…

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Creemers, Jelle, “Belgium”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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