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Petrelli, Giuseppe
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Giuseppe Petrelli  (1876–1957) was born in 1876 Noepoli, Basilicata, Italy and died in Belleville, New Jersey, U.S.A. He was an early Italian-American Pentecostal missionary, journalist, prolific writer, theologian, and itinerant Bible expositor. Born to an affluent Roman Catholic family, Petrelli became a lay counsel in his late teens while studying Law and contributing to the Corriere di Napoli. Sometime after converting at a Baptist church, he had a crisis of conscience. He quit his legal practice and migrated to N…

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Marcondes Alves, Leonardo, “Petrelli, Giuseppe”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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