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Kuhlman, Kathryn
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Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman (1907–1976) was the single most significant female leader in mid-20th century charismatic Christianity in the United States. Born in Concordia, Missouri, she and American Pentecostalism grew up together. At age fourteen, she left home to tour the American west as a young evangelist under the guidance of her sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Everett Parrott. The Parrotts exposed Kuhlman to early Pentecostal teaching such as the sufficiency of Jesus’ atonement for divine healing of the body and salvation of the soul, the soon return of Jesus to earth, and th…

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Artman, Amy, “Kuhlman, Kathryn”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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