Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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As a global phenomenon, with no centralised ecclesiastical government, Pentecostalism has no single, unified position or theology of sexuality. This entry focuses on the majority view of Pentecostals on sexuality.

Pentecostal views on sexuality are grounded in two connected concepts: a restorationist orientation, and a spirit-body dualism. Early twentieth-century Pentecostals regarded their movement as a restoration of first-century Christianity. Grounded in a common-sense realist biblical hermeneutic, and holding the belief that doctrine and the Holy Spirit …

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Jennings, Mark, “Sexuality”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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