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p. 353. Across the worldlocked

  • William K. Kay


‘Across the world’ shows how Pentecostalism expanded globally through missionary agencies and by the planting of self-sustaining congregations adapted to local culture. It was less welcome in Europe, where most of the larger traditional churches rejected it, but, eventually, it established a foothold in a scattering of the smaller non-liturgical Protestant churches and societies. The simplicity and flexibility of Pentecostalism and its charismatic parallels facilitated their spread and adoption even when the religious space in society was limited. Examples of evangelists and their revivalist movements in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and South America are given.

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