Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Until recently, it was almost mandatory for authors writing a book about Pentecostalism to begin by emphasizing its significant growth—especially in Africa and Latin America—since the time of its origination in the first decade of the twentieth century (Stewart 2012). This authorial ritual was motivated by an either real or perceived need for scholars interested in the study of Pentecostalism to legitimate their work among their disciplinary peers who largely understood Pentecostalism as either …

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Stewart, Adam, “Statistics”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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