Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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In the last three decades, the advent of digital communications technologies has created new ways for leaders of all types (religious, political, business) to organize people around a common goal. The ability of people and groups to communicate easily and quickly over great distances has increased the capacity of networks to mobilize people and resources outside of the structure of formal organizations. Thus, they retain their ability to adapt, experiment and innovate without the rules and constraints of formal bureaucracies (Caste…

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Christerson, Brad, “Networks”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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