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Pentecostalism in Rwanda is primarily located within the “Association des eglises de Pentecote au Rwanda (ADEPR)” also known as the Pentecostal church of Rwanda, and second, among the several non-traditional denominations. The Pentecostals are characterized by speaking in tongues, ecstatic worship and preaching. In recent times though, some nontraditional churches, especially those led by theologically trained pastors do not like to be associated with some excesses attributed to some Pentecostal…

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Mugisha, Eugene, “Rwanda”, 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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