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Sung, John (Song Shangjie)
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One of the best-known Chinese healing 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 X…

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Anderson, Allan H., “Sung, John (Song Shangjie)”, 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

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