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The Pentecostal movement entered Denmark in 1907 on the tails of popular Christian revival movements which had especially affected the Lutheran state church. It also coincided with the dawn of a new secular modern culture. The English-born Norwegian Methodist leader T.B. Barratt spent large parts of the first years of his Pentecostal ministry in Copenhagen. He saw the Danish capital as a potential bridgehead from which the movement could spread to the rest of the continent.

Though Barratt would have greater success elsewhere, the revival still made an impact that spanne…

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Christensen, Nikolaj, “Denmark”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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