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Sung, John (Song Shangjie)
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One of the best-known Chinesehealing evangelists of the twentieth century, John Sung (Song Shangjie) (1901–1944), was an independent itinerant preacher in the 1930s. He lived during a turbulent time in China; but this was also the time of the Shandong Revival, when spiritual gifts were accepted in many Protestant churches. Song drew thousands to his meetings and regularly prayed for the sick, anointing them with oil. Startling results were reported. Born in the home of a Methodist preacher in Xinghua, Fujian, in southeast China, Song wen…

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Anderson, Allan H., “Sung, John (Song Shangjie)”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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