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Homiletics, the act of preparing and preaching the intent of Scripture as the word of God, is a central feature of Pentecostal worship. In fact, according to Swiss theologian Walter Hollenweger, Pentecostal “oral homiletics” is “perhaps the most important contribution of Pentecostalism” even above its pneumatological contributions (2004, 219; echoed regarding the Filipino context, dela Cruz 2007, 193). However, Pentecostal preaching is not always conceived in light of homiletics by the Pentecostal preacher themselves (as homiletics tends t…

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Wadholm, Rick, “Homiletics”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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