Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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The definitions of Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism are both problematic on a global scale. Many groups of persons who would be classified as Pentecostal or Charismatic by outside observers would not understand themselves in those categories. The meaning of Evangelical varies widely. It is contested and quite context dependent. For example, in Germany, Evangelisch means primarily Lutheran Protestant, while Evangelikal references conservative religious groups, many of which share the theology and val…

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Bundy, David, “Evangelicalism”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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