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n. pl.1.Offerings formerly made to the parish priest, or to the mother church, at Pentecost.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
In a parallel fashion to globalization, the process seems to be promoting the Americanization of global Christianity, as songs and forms of worship of Pentecostal and charismatic churches usually follow US models, but there are also clear signs of increasing dissatisfaction with US dominance, especially among evangelicals and Pentecostals in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
What do relationships between Pentecostals and churches of different traditions in various parts of the world look like and how might they develop?
Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India.
For example, the carefully nuanced statements of faith of Eastern European Pentecostals under communism and the clearer statements that have evolved since the early 1990s should be included in a later edition.
Of increasing significance is the growing body of Pentecostals engaged in theological education, raising the level of intellectual achievement and deepening the resources of the movement.
Yet, religious leaders say this informal greeting from Pope Francis has reset relations between the Roman Catholic Church and one of its fiercest competitors around the world, Pentecostals.
As a branch of conservative Protestantism or Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism in its broadest understanding relies heavily on the belief in a salvific experience known as being "born again" through repentance from sin, and on a "cognitive profession of faith that Jesus Christ is savior." (19) To this experience of re-birth, or regeneration of the mind, believed to bring humans into a close union with God, Pentecostals add "baptism in the Holy Spirit", which refers to the receiving, by the believers, of the charismata or "spiritual gifts" as reported in the book of Acts and some Pauline writings, including glossolalia (speaking in tongues), words of knowledge and wisdom, prophecy, miraculous healing and other miracles.
In this volume Vondey gathers texts from both official dialogues commissioned by the churches and ecumenical processes in which Pentecostals are engaged.
This last point will be controversial to some Pentecostals (in particular).
Finally, we considered specific ways Pentecostals have contextualized the expression of love.