Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Science is one of the most significant intellectual achievements of human history that has important implications for Pentecostalism. Broadly speaking, contemporary science is identified by its systematic methodology for studying the physical world, with the aim of producing reliable explanations of material phenomena. This typically involves experimentation and observations of nature, deductive hypothesizing, and the formulation of general principles from discovered patterns. Importantly, these…

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Aechtner, Tom, “Science”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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