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Germany
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Four external and four internal features characterized the beginning of German Pentecostalism at the turn of the nineteenth century. From abroad, reports of the revivals in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1901), Wales, UK (1904/5), Azusa Street, California, USA (1906), and Oslo, Norway (1906/7) sparked a desire within the believers to experience something similar in Germany. Internally, the four Holiness fundamentals (salvation, sanctification, healing, millenarianism), were already deeply engrained within the German Gemeinschaftsbewegung (Pietistic movement). As in many oth…

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Schmidgall, Paul, “Germany”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_034840>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20191115



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