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Pyongyang Revival
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Pyongyang (or P’yŏngyang) Revival refers to the charismatic Protestant movement that originated in Changdaehyŏn Presbyterian church at Pyongyang in January, 1907, the current capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and spread throughout the Korean Peninsula. During its Bible classes and revivals, members of Pyongyang’s Presbyterian and Methodist churches repeatedly repented of all their wrongs while praying aloud, and openly confessed their own awakenings. Such Pentecostal experiences have become the prototypical ground that actuated Protest…

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Cho, Kyuhoon, “Pyongyang Revival”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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