Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostalism in Singapore has been shaped by the forces of colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, and material affluence, all within a span of a few decades. This compression of economic development, coupled with openness to global theological influences, has injected local Pentecostalism with both transnational and indigenising characteristics. Indeed, Pentecostalism’s ability to harness local cultures and energies with a global spirituality has allowed it to navigate transnational boundaries and vernacular languages with relative ease. Approximatel…

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Chong, Terence, “Singapore”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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