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, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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