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Assembleias de Deus no Brasil
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1. History

The history of the Pentecostal movement in Brazil, which is now its worldwide center, goes back to the year 1910, when the foundations were laid for the Congregação cristã do Brasil (CCB) and the Assembleias de Deus no Brasil (ADB), the largest Latin American Pentecostal church today. The CCB arose out of a split from the Presbyterian church in São Paulo, the ADB by a split from the Baptist church in Belém, to which two Swedish immigrants to the United States, Gunnar V…

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, “Assembleias de Deus no Brasil”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A648>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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