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Woodworth-Etter, Maria
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Maria Woodworth-Etter was an evangelist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who bridged the spaces between the Holiness and Healing movements and Pentecostalism. By the time she embraced Pentecostalism, she had been preaching for over 30 years. Her revivals and mass meetings held in churches, auditoriums, and a tent with a capacity for 8,000 people, were marked by physical manifestations including trances, visions, dreams, and healing miracles. By 1885 she had gained national attention and her meetings were widely covered in the press, but also…

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Alexander, Kimberly Ervin, “Woodworth-Etter, Maria”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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