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Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America
(936 words)

Formal cooperative relations between Pentecostal denominations in the United States and Canada remained informal through the first half-century of the movement but were catalyzed by the 1942 formation of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the initial post-World War II gathering of the Pentecostal World Conference. Following the 1948 NAE meeting in Chicago, representatives of eight Pentecostal denominations held a preliminary gathering, which was followed by a second meeting also in Chicago …

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Melton, John Gordon, “Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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