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:
- 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)