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Over the last number of centuries, Portugal has been marked by religious homogeneity, grounding its national identity on Catholicism. After the expulsion of Jewish and Muslims in 1496, the first religious minorities emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, with the arrival of foreign missionaries of Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian background. In Portugal, Protestantism was therefore an imported movement, impelled by nineteenth century’s Evangelical revivalism. In 1922, the major…

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Formenti, Ambra, “Portugal”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20191115

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