Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Missiology, or mission studies, is the theological study of Christian mission worldwide. An outline of six features of Pentecostal and Charismatic mission describe their missiology.

Firstly, Pentecostalism places primary emphasis on being “sent by the Spirit”. In comparison to the “Missio Dei” of older Catholic and Protestant missions and the “obedience to the Great Commission” of evangelical “Christocentric” missions, Pentecostal mission is grounded first and foremost in the conviction that the Holy Spirit is the motivating power behind all this act…

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Anderson, Allan H., “Missiology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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