Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Though conversion is a common theme, there is not one unifying understanding of what signifies Pentecostal conversion. Recent scholarship has addressed Pentecostal conversion from a variety of theological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, trying to define the phenomenon within a larger context of spirituality and religious conversion. Historically and theologically, Pentecostal conversion is linked to initiation-theologies of various waves of Pentecostalism with a key distinction between non-sacramental classical and neo-Pent…

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Drønen, Tomas Sundnes and Eriksen, Stian Sorlie, “Conversion”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20210810

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