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South Korea
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The origins of the Korean Pentecostal Church can be found in the Great Revival events of 1906 in Wonsan and 1907 in Pyung Yang (today in North Korea). From a Korean Pentecostal perspective, these revivals were orchestrated by the power of the Holy Spirit and became the cradle of a great awakening in the churches. A few years later, invasion by Japan moved Koreans toward personal repentance—many felt their bad behavior caused Japanese colonialism. The Church offered a place for spiritual and phys…

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Chung, Meehyun, “South Korea”, 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
First print edition: 20191115

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