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The Global Demographics of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal

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The demographics of the Renewal are best understood by its constituent parts, namely, the three waves: Pentecostals, Charismatics, and neocharismatics. Each of these waves has different strengths in various countries around the world. Thus one finds that while Renewalists are numerous in China, Brazil and the USA, there are relatively few Pentecostals in China; Charismatics dominate in Brazil; and Independent Charismatics (neocharismatics) are most numerous in China and the USA.

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  • Barrett, D. B., Kurian, G. T., & Johnson, T. M. 2001. World christian encyclopedia (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

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  • Johnson, T. M. (Ed.). 2007. World christian database. Leiden: Brill Online,, accessed June 2009).

  • Johnson, T. M., & Ross, K. R. (Eds.). 2009. Atlas of global christianity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Johnson, T.M. The Global Demographics of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal. Soc 46, 479–483 (2009).

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