Pentecostalism love


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  • n. Christian religious movement that emphasizes the Holy Spirit.


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  • Tulsa, long a global hub of Pentecostalism, is hosting an international study to look at what has become the fastest-growing arm of the Christian faith.

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  • Pentecostalism is one favorite candidate; it is sweeping through Latin America and Africa, already claiming some half-billion followers around the world.

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  • Though this can be and often does degenerate into syncretism, I personally believe that this renewed “spiritual” emphasis of Pentecostalism is healthy for Christianity in Africa.

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  • Whereas African Christian leaders must guard against fanaticism and reign in the extremists, the positive and simple faith of African Christians that has been encouraged by Pentecostalism is a refreshing blessing and challenge to the worldwide body.

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  • Today, Pentecostalism is the fastest-growing form of Christianity in the world.

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  • Pentecostalism is by definition a grassroots movement, without an encompassing hierarchical structure.

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  • Pentecostalism is widely recognized by religious scholars as the fastest-growing Christian movement in the world, reaching into many different denominations.

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  • Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity marked by an emotional, spontaneous worship style in which faith healing and speaking in tongues are regarded as evidence of having received the Holy Spirit.

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  • Ma for "Changing Images: Women in Asian Pentecostalism," which appeared in Philip's Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, edited by Estrelda Alexander and Amos Yong (Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications, a division of Wipf and Stock Publishers); and Janet Meyer Everts for "Pentecostalism 101," also in Philip's Daughters.


  • Says Anthea Butler, an expert in Pentecostalism at the University of Rochester in New York: “The pastor’s not gonna say, ‘Go down to Wachovia and get a loan,’ but I have heard, ‘Even if you have a poor credit rating, God can still bless you — if you put some faith out there [that is, make a big donation to the church], you’ll get that house or that car or that apartment.’”

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