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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. OPs 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 di…

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Reed, David, “Wei, Paul (Wei, Enbo)”, 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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