Pentecostalism as a global movement includes, but is not limited to, groups that teach speaking in tongues as initial evidence of spirit baptism. It puts emphasis on the role of Jesus Christ as:

  • Savior
  • Healer
  • Giver of the Spirit
  • Returning king

Pentecostalism includes a world view of active spiritual powers in the world today, i.e. angels and demons as well as the gifts (pneumatika/charismata) of the Spirit.

For further reading about pentecostalism, see:

  • Walter Hollenweger, Pentecostalism: Origins & Developments Worldwide.
  • Donald Dayton, Theological Roots of Pentecostalism
  • Allan H. Andersson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity (2004)
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