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Pethrus, Lewi
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Lewi Pethrus (1884–1974), originally named Pethrus Lewi Johansson, was the prominent face of Swedish Pentecostalism for more than six decades. He was a controversial figure in his day, but also a man who instilled respect and admiration far beyond his own circles. His prolific writings, his vast national and international network, and his presence on key committees guaranteed his longevity.

Lewi Pethrus was born on the March 11, 1884 in Vargön, Sweden, to Johan and Kristina Johnson. At the age of 15, he moved to the neighboring town of Vänersborg where h…

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Davidsson, Tommy, “Pethrus, Lewi”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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