Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Since its early beginnings, the spread of Pentecostal Christianity has depended to a great extent on the distribution of media forms such as booklets, radio tapes, flyers, but also music, dance and other performances that transport the Holy Spirit. “Media” here are understood to be carriers of divine messages and of spiritual energies.

Many of the Pentecostal media initially originated in the United States, which has ever since remained a global center of Christian media production. Gradually, throughout the twentieth century, Pentecostal media centers have been s…

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Pype, Katrien, “Media”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20210810

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