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Higher Education
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Pentecostalism is usually understood to have been initiated by a series of revivals at the start of the twentieth century. These revivals—although the outcomes varied in different parts of the world—quickly led to the formation of Pentecostal denominations and these denominations, with their newly formed or newly adopted congregations, required ministers who required training. The first Pentecostal educational institutions were Bible Institutes or colleges (the terminology varied) with a narrow curriculum focused on the Bible, Pentecostal doctrine, preaching and mission. S…

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Kay, William K. and Wadholm, Rick, “Higher Education”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20201204

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