Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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One of the most striking features of Christianity in Cameroon is the lack of African independent, or Aladura, churches throughout the country. There is a close connection between the development of independent and Pentecostal churches in other parts of sub-Saharan African, and the slow arrival of Pentecostalism to Cameroon is most probably linked to the absence of this vibrant type of African Christianity. Paul Gifford claims that this lack of Christian variation is a result of the state’s preoc…

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Drønen, Tomas Sundnes, “Cameroon”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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