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 (pĕn′tĭ-kŏs′təl, -kô′stəl)
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at Pentecost.
2. Of, relating to, or being any of various Christian religious congregations whose members seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, in emulation of the Apostles at Pentecost.
A member of a Pentecostal congregation.

Pen′te·cos′tal·ism n.
Pen′te·cos′tal·ist adj. & n.
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1. (Christian Churches, other) (usually prenominal) of or relating to any of various Christian groups that emphasize the charismatic aspects of Christianity and adopt a fundamental attitude to the Bible
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Pentecost or the influence of the Holy Ghost
(Christian Churches, other) a member of a Pentecostal Church
ˌPenteˈcostalˌism n
ˌPenteˈcostalist n, adj
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(ˌpɛn tɪˈkɔ stl, -ˈkɒs tl)

1. of or pertaining to Pentecost.
2. noting or pertaining to any of various Christian groups, usu. fundamentalist, that emphasize the activity of the Holy Spirit, stress holiness of living, and express their religious feelings uninhibitedly, as by speaking in tongues.
[1540–50; < Late Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pentecostal - any member of a Pentecostal religious bodyPentecostal - any member of a Pentecostal religious body
Pentecostal religion - any fundamentalist Protestant Church that uses revivalistic methods to achieve experiences comparable to the Pentecostal experiences of the first Christian disciples
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Adj.1.pentecostal - of or relating to or characteristic of any of various Pentecostal religious bodies or their members
2.pentecostal - of or relating to or occurring at Pentecost
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[ˌpentɪˈkɒstl] ADJde Pentecostés
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[ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstəl] adj [church] → pentecôtiste
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adjPfingst-; sect, service, revivalder Pfingstbewegung; pentecostal churchPfingstkirche f; pentecostal ministerPfarrer(in) m(f)einer Pfingstkirche
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The hard-worked, fever-stricken missionaries stuck doggedly to their task, at times despairing, and looking forward for some special manifestation, some outburst of Pentecostal fire that would bring a glorious harvest of souls.
He was sure that his mission would result in good, and he had private visions of igniting the Pentecostal spark in the souls of the mountaineers and of inaugurating a revival that would sweep down out of the mountains and across the length and breadth of the Great Land from sea to sea and to the isles in the midst of the sea.
Drawing upon Bauman's fieldwork in both North and South India among Christians and Hindus, chapter 3 is the heart of the book, outlining reasons for the disproportionate targeting of Indian Pentecostals. In his search, Bauman attempts to shift the focus away from Indian political and interreligious dynamics and onto the social location of Pentecostals and the nature of Pentecostal faith and belief.
Neumann, Pentecostal Experience: An Ecumenical Encounter.
King, blues artist Joshua2 will feature a Black Music Month tribute to the blues great at his Blues Project: Pentecostal Blues Concert at New York City's My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem) located at 46 West 116th Street on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20.
Pentecostal and Holiness Statements on War and Peace.
Many people in mainstream Christianity find the Pentecostal movement puzzling and perhaps perplexing.
Catholics often compared Pentecostal groups to cults and accused them of overly aggressive, unethical proselytizing.
(10) By employing methods of interdisciplinary research, at the intersection of history, politology and theology, our aim in this paper is to assess the political impact of this extremely prolific movement both in geographical areas where it is numerically well represented (such as Africa and Latin America, or the United States), and in areas that were less touched by the successive Pentecostal waves, such as Europe.
Worship and Social Engagement in Urban Aboriginal-Led Australian Pentecostal Congregations: (Re)imagining Identity in the Spirit
The ecumenical movement can be described as a polycentric network of churches, ecumenical organizations, and associations while the World Council of Churches (WCC), as a fellowship of churches, particularly of Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions, is seen by many stakeholders as having responsibility for the coherence of the one ecumenical movement.

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