Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Located in West Africa, between Nigeria and Togo, lies the Republic of Benin and former French colony of Dahomey. In contrast to neighboring anglophone countries in West Africa, Pentecostals in Benin constitute a relative minority in relation to other religious affiliations. The relative effervescence of charismatic and Pentecostal churches in the late twentieth century can be seen as one chapter within the longer history of Christianity in this country. Yet, despite their relative low official numbers at a national level, the influence of Pentecostal churches in recen…

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Quiroz-Uria, Sitna, “Benin”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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