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Cho, Yonggi
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Yonggi Cho (1936–) was born in Ulju county in Gyeongnam province, South Korea. He was the second child and eldest son in his family among five brothers and four sisters in a typical Korean Buddhist family. During his childhood, he experienced huge adversities: the oppression of Japanese imperialism, the Second World War, and the Korean War. He could not have three meals a day because of extreme poverty and hardship of his family. When he was nine years old, he spent six months in bed due to lack…

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Lee, Sang Yun, “Cho, Yonggi”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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