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Wei, Paul (Wei, Enbo)
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Paul Wei (1876–1919) was the leading figure in the founding of  the indigenous Chinese True Jesus Church (TJC). Following his Christian conversion, Wei’s beliefs were shaped in part by Western missionaries, especially Oneness Pentecostals (OP) and Seventh-Day Adventists. OP taught that baptism should be invocated in the name of Jesus Christ, and the Trinity belong to only the economy of salvation. Before his death, however, Wei broke fellowship with missionaries, and claimed the authority of divine revelation for his foundational beliefs. He spent his l…

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Reed, David, “Wei, Paul (Wei, Enbo)”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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