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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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Noun1.Pentecostalist - any member of a Pentecostal religious bodyPentecostalist - 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
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It seems to me the "Full Gospel" template, with a robust "Spirit-Christology," is a valid interpretation even in light of the important and useful criticism coming from Singaporean Pentecostalist Tan-Chow May Ling (Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty-First Century: Engaging with Multi-Faith Singapore [Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007], 102-103), according to which a robust Christological and trinitarian focus may be missing in Pentecostal theology.
Then there is Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie, a professor at Durham University and a licensed lay preacher in the Church of England, who declares that understanding modernity requires understanding the history of Protestant Christianity, as he speedily marches from Luther and John Calvin and Henry VIII, through the English Civil War, witch burnings, the Christian promulgation and the Christian abolition of black slavery, Biblical criticism and the rise of liberal theology, churchly heroism and dishonor under the Third Reich, apartheid, the prosperity gospel in South Korea, the ascendancy of the American Religious Right and the decline of the American religious Left, and Pentecostalist speaking in tongues and miraculous healing.
(1998) '"Make a complete break with the past": memory and postcolonial modernity in Ghanaian Pentecostalist discourse', Journal of Religion in Africa 28 (3): 316-49.
This evangelical Biblicism is a good example of what Scott (2007:303) calls a 'past-renouncing reflexive ethnotheology' in that it rejects the persistence of indigenous religious entities in any shape or form as sinful and wrong and is a common perspective among Pentecostalist Christians worldwide.
Pentecostalist strands made matters still more diversified.
While many Roma belong to charismatic and Pentecostalist sects, which began actively recruiting them in the 1960s, many are also devout Catholics.
Hunter, "Reflections by a Pentecostalist on Aspects of BEM Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 29:3-4 (1992), 317-45.
We find that the elites are more strongly represented in churches like the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church or the Presbyterian Church while the less socio-economically endowed groups favour more the various varieties of Pentecostalist and Zionist groups.
Melvin Butler provides an intriguing ethnographic portrait of the complexities of Jamaican religious identity, showing how African American gospel music and Jamaican reggae rhythms have filtered into Jamaican Pentecostalist religious performance, creating new and contested ways of performing religious belonging.
He said the pentecostalist church had told the authorities about the event and requested that Red Cross workers attend.
Presley had a devout religious side, being raised as a Pentecostalist, but interestingly he also had Jewish roots through his mother, Gladys Smith's maternal line.
The book is primarily 'an exploration of new Christianity in Chennai, India, and in particular the communication strategies adopted by Christian fundamentalist groups that belong primarily to the Pentecostalist and neo-Pentecostalist traditions' in order to 'suggest another approach to religious broadcasting from a collaborative, inter-faith perspective' (pp.