Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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From a century’s retrospect, the global Pentecostal-Charismatic movement displays a complex pattern, rendering it difficult to settle on an adequate taxonomy and terminology (Anderson 2010). Until recently, Pentecostal-Charismatic historiography was largely based on North American developments. The twentieth-century history was thought to fall into three phases—(1) a “Pentecostal” era (later called “classical Pentecostal”), beginning around 1901, expanding through the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles (1906–1909), and issuing in “classical Pentecostal” …

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McClymond, Michael, “Neo-Pentecostalism”, 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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