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Shandong Revival, China
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The culminating example of Protestant revivalism in early twentieth century China, which began in the early 1930s in Shandong (Shantung) province, spread quickly across parts of North and Central China, and waned around the time of the Japanese invasion in 1937. It demonstrated evident Pentecostal characteristics. Prepared with intensive prayer and preaching meetings, the participants exhibited outbursts of extraordinary religious fervor, often with tearful confession of sins, holy laughter, glossolalia, miraculous healings, and other “gifts of the Holy Spirit.”

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Sun, Zexi (Jesse), “Shandong Revival, China”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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