What is pentecostalism?

  • (noun): The principles and practices of Pentecostal religious groups; characterized by religious excitement and talking in tongues.


Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on a direct personal experience of God through the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The term Pentecostal is derived from Pentecost, the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks. For Christians, this event commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the second chapter of the Book of Acts.

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John Richard Bryant - Connections To Pentecostalism
... Again, the Bryants brought to Bethel a sense of Pentecostalism and 14 percent of the congregation reported that they regularly practiced glossalalia or "speaking in tongues" and 59 percent reported that they had the ... Because of all this, Bishop Bryant is considered the father of Neo-Pentecostalism ...
Pentecostalism - People - Leaders
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