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Pentecostalism/Charismatic Movements
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I. Church History


On Jan 2, 1901, the Bethel Bible School in Topeka, Kansas, headed by C.F. Parham, experienced pneumatic phenomena, which were interpreted as missionary preparation and “baptism in the Spirit” (as in Acts 2). From 1906 to 1913, the “Azusa Street Revival” in Los Angeles, led by Pastor W.J. Seymour, the son of a black slave, became t…

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Frenschkowski, Marco, Robins, Roger G., Gerloff, Roswith and Bergunder, Michael, “Pentecostalism/Charismatic Movements”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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