Definition of Pentecostalism

1. Noun. The principles and practices of Pentecostal religious groups; characterized by religious excitement and talking in tongues.

Generic synonyms: Protestantism
Derivative terms: Pentecostalist



Definition of Pentecostalism

1. Noun. Christian religious movement that emphasizes the Holy Spirit. ¹

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Literary usage of Pentecostalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 by Sakhela Buhlungu (2007)
"... these churches into the AIC bloc: 'African pentecostalism' is very often much closer in character to the AIC than to 'historically white' pentecostalism ..."

2. Sweet Battlefields: Youth and the Liberian Civil War by Mats Utas (2003)
"Religion, mainly in the form of pentecostalism played a central role in Liberian society even during 'normal day' (Gifford 1993; Noonoo 1991). ..."

3. A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman (1999)
"pentecostalism: Founded in 1901, this is the fastest-growing segment of ... The primary characteristics of pentecostalism that differentiate it from other ..."

4. The Reconfiguration of Political Order in Africa: A Case Study of North Kivu by Denis M. Tull (2005)
"See Van Dijk, Rijk A, Christian Fundamentalism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of pentecostalism, (Copenhagen: Centre of African Studies. ..."

5. The Voice...by Oneil McQuick by Oneil McQuick (2005)
"Many say Apostolic pentecostalism started with the Azuza street revival, ... As I've said, so called Modern pentecostalism began at Pentecost (Acts 2:38), ..."

6. Implausible Deniability: State Responsibility for Rural Violence in Mexico by Joel A. Solomon, Cynthia G Brown, Sebastian Brett, Human Rights Watch/Americas, Anne Manuel (1997)
"... David Martin observed, "So far as the rural areas are concerned it is often pentecostalism which provides the core of a resistance against the combined ..."

7. The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communicationby Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller by Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller (2006)
"Many of the area's local power brokers attend the Anglican and Baptist church, as well as the Church of God, a popular local form of pentecostalism. ..."

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