Neo-Pentecostalism

Neo-Pentecostalism, also known as third-wave Pentecostalism, refers to a type of Pentecostal Christianity that emerged as a result either of schisms with classic Christian denominations or of church plantings by independent leaders able to attract congregants by their personal charisma.

Neo-Pentecostals are particularly concentrated in the Global South. According to the World Christian Database, at the beginning of the 20th century, there were 981,000 neo-Pentecostals worldwide. The number had reportedly increased to 460,698,000 by 2000 and is expected to exceed 795 million in 2025. The neo-Pentecostals’ growth and expansion has been particularly significant in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while North America and Europe have witnessed a corresponding decrease in their numbers and affiliation. Yet an interesting trend among neo-Pentecostal churches of the Global South is ...

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