Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostalism, as a movement associated with the experience and manifestation of the Holy Spirit, has been an important stream of Christianity in Ghana since the beginning of the twentieth century. At the turn of that century African Christians, having experienced mission activity through Western evangelization for nearly a century, started forming their own independent churches. Indigenous prophets beginning with William Wadé Harris who arrived in Ghana around 1914 spread his charismatic form of Christianity through healing and other a…

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Asamoah-Gyadu, J. Kwabena, “Ghana”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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