Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Building on undercurrents of holiness and revivalist forms of Christianity in the latter part of the nineteenth century, Pentecostalism was brought to Norway by the Methodist pastor Thomas Ball Barratt (1862–1940). Barratt had experienced a baptism in the Holy Spirit in New York in 1906 after having heard about the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles. Though there are additional accounts of Pentecostal type experiences before and in parallel to Barratt, in particular in the Free Friend Movement led by Erik Andersen Nordquelle, it was Barratt who became the …

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Eriksen, Stian Sorlie and Tangen, Karl Inge, “Norway”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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