Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Revival movements in the second half of the nineteenth century (including the Holiness movement and Örebro Baptists) paved the way for Pentecostalism in Sweden. At the same time, in both Sweden and Finland, the Laestadians from the Lutheran church experienced charismatic phenomena. The Baptist pastor Lewi Pethrus visited T.B. Barratt soon after his return from the USA, and became convinced about the new Pentecostal experience. The Örebro Baptists were active in spreading the new message between 1907–1912. Not all Baptists were happy about the new mov…

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Hämäläinen, Arto and Ramstrand, Ulrika, “Sweden”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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