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Race, Racism
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Race and racism are key terms employed in the study of Pentecostalism with questions such as: How did race structure nascent Pentecostalism in the United States, Chile, South Africa, and other countries? Did “interracial unity” ever exist during the Azusa Street Revival? Where did Pentecostalism defy racial norms and offer an interracial or multi-racial alternative to racism? How has Pentecostalism been racialized throughout its over one hundred years of existence?

Two famous quotes on American racism frame the Pentecostal engagement of race by W.E.B. DuBois, an e…

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Daniels, David, “Race, Racism”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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