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Full Gospel
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The phrase “full gospel” refers to a theological hermeneutic that takes account of Pentecostals’ innate articulation of their own theological story. The most consistent framework for narrating the dominant set of Pentecostal experiences is known as the four- or five-fold gospel (Dayton 1987). The larger, five-fold pattern proclaims, usually in kerygmatic form, the good news that Jesus Christ brings (1) salvation, (2) sanctification, (3) baptism in the Spirit, (4) divine healing and (5) the impending arrival of the kingdom of God. This Christocentric pattern depends on a pneumatolo…

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Vondey, Wolfgang, “Full Gospel”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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