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date: 22 May 2022

Pentecostalism, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
David Edwin HarrellDavid Edwin Harrell

an early twentieth-century religious movement among American evangelicals that connected the baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues (the Pentecost experience described in the New Testament). Pentecostals believe that all Christians may receive spiritual gifts and that those anointed by the Holy Spirit can work mighty signs and miracles. Though the rise of Pentecostalism cannot be traced to a single event, important dates in the movement's early history include an outbreak of speaking in tongues (glossolalia), considered evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, on New Year's Day ... ...

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