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Pentecostal Churches
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With a half billion adherents, Pentecostal/charismatic churches represent the second largest Christian tradition in the world today, second only to Roman Catholicism. The movement began in 1901, with origins in the 19th-century Holiness movement. Pentecostal churches are often misunderstood because they defy categorization into the contemporary divisions of Chr…

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Johns, Jackie David, “Pentecostal Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.65>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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