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In the period 1809–1917, before its independence, Finland was the Autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia. Many important religious influences were mediated through Sweden, the former mother country, and by the Swedish speaking minority on the western coastal area, Ostrobothnia. This was the case also with Pentecostalism. The history of classical Pentecostalism in Finland goes back to the early twentieth century with some influences also from the Azusa Street Revival.

The Norwegian Methodist pastor Thomas B. Barratt was influenced by Pentecostalism in the USA in 1906. In Oslo, he s…

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Hovi, Tuija, “Finland”, 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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