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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 Jews 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 majority of Protestant churches then present in the country founded the …

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Formenti, Ambra, “Portugal”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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