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Latter Rain
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The Latter Rain Movement (LRM) was a charismatic Christian revival of the 1940s that—though rejected by denominational pentecostal churches in Canada and the USA—exerted a lasting influence on the development of global charismatic Christianity. The revival broke out on 14 February 1948 (Valentine’s Day) at the Sharon Orphanage and Bible College—a small pentecostal orphanage and school in the remote region of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. It had been preceded by months of prayer and fasting on the part of stud…

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McClymond, Michael, “Latter Rain”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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