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Keswick Movement
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The first Keswick Convention convened on June 29, 1875 in a scenic town nestled beneath Skiddaw mountain in northwest England. The convention became an annual event of week-long meetings consisting of Bible studies, addresses, prayer meetings, women’s meetings, and a concern for practical holiness. The first conference was initiated by Canon Thomas Dundas Harford-Battersby (1823–1883), Robert Wilson (1824–1905), and Robert Pearsall Smith (1873–1898). Smith withdrew and Harford-Battersby took ove…

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Althouse, Peter, “Keswick Movement”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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