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Pentecostalism in New Zealand is a diverse movement, shaped by both global processes and local particularities. Classical Pentecostalism in New Zealand is most often traced to the visits of British healing evangelist Smith Wigglesworth in 1922 and 1924, although the success of the Wigglesworth campaigns did not occur in a vacuum. Rather, there was a convergence of several factors including revivalist sentiments shaped by the Great Awakening, the influence of the Keswick movement and holiness tradition, and a growing fascination with divine healing. This interest in divine healing w…

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Frost, Michael, “New Zealand”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_034852>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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