Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostalism is not only the fastest growing expression of global Christianity but one which continues to evolve. This is as true in respect of the movement’s attitudes towards the political sphere as well as its theology and central beliefs. Largely such evolution is because, as an international movement, Pentecostalism is obliged to respond to the wider cultural and political environments in which it finds itself. Initially, emerging in the early twentieth century in the USA, Pentecostalism rejected the secular world as sinful and ‘lost’ and displayed a general disint…

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Hunt, Stephen J., “Politics”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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