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The case of Chile often occupies a prominent position in histories of Latin American and global Pentecostalism (Hollenweger 1997), in part because this was the first country in Latin America to witness the foundation of a Pentecostal church, but also, and mainly, because of the national roots of the Chilean Pentecostal movement. Whereas Pentecostalism was introduced to most other Latin American countries by foreign Pentecostal missionaries, the Methodist Pentecostal Church in Chile was founded in 1910 after a schism within the Methodist Episcopal Church and i…

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Lindhardt, Martin, “Chile”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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