Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostal theology emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century as a revivalist ideology focused on a transformative experience of Jesus Christ through a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit and has since then developed toward doctrinal and systematic formulations with attention to a wide range of theological, spiritual, ethical, sociocultural, philosophical, economic, and political concerns (Yong 2005). The debate on the character of Pentecostal theology shows a number of critical concerns surrounding the identity of Pentecostalism in di…

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Vondey, Wolfgang, “Theology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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