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Spirit and PowerThe Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism$
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Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, and Richard Flory

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199920570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920570.001.0001

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The Emergence of a Multidimensional Global Missionary Movement

The Emergence of a Multidimensional Global Missionary Movement

Trends, Patterns, and Expressions

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(p.25) 1The Emergence of a Multidimensional Global Missionary Movement
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Allan H. Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920570.003.0001

This chapter argues that (1) the Azusa Street revival in the USA and the Mukti revival in India were part of a wider series of revivals and had equal significance in the early promotion of Pentecostal beliefs and values throughout the world; (2) existing missionary networks, especially that of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, were fundamental in spreading Pentecostalism internationally; (3) Pentecostal periodicals that were posted to missionaries in the “field” were not only significant in spreading Pentecostalism internationally but were the foundation of the meta-culture that arose in global Pentecostalism in its earliest forms; and (4) the various centers and events in early Pentecostalism were part of a series of formative stages in the emergence of a new missionary movement that took several years to take on a distinctive identity. In conclusion, Anderson argues that Pentecostalism has always been a movement with global orientation and inherent migrating tendencies that, coupled with its strong individualism, made it fundamentally a multidimensional missionary movement.

Keywords:   Pentecostalism (and): Azusa, Mukti, global, missionary, missions, networks

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