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Spirit-Empowerment Journals

Below are listed a number of journals and other periodicals related to the Pentecostal/charismatic movement. For more Spirit-empowered periodical titles available in the ORU Library, see opens new windowhere. (Use of some of these requires ORU login credentials)

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If you are looking for a good theological journal article, 

For statistics on the global Spirit-empowered movement, you can access the World Christian Database


Similarly, The ATLAS of PENTECOSTALISM (opens new window) provides a dynamic database of statistics, charts and maps of Pentecostalism.

World Christian Database

World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups. Extensive data are available on over 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries. Statistics data in this database includes

  • Global Christian statistics
  • Christianity by country statistics
  • Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant statistics
  • Global Pentecostal and Charismatic statistics
  • Denominations statistics


According to the World Christian Database, statistics concerning the global Spirit-empowered movement (Accessed April 2019):

  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians total 579,145,627. 
  • Pentecostals total 104,118,878.
  • Charismatics total 249,000,966.
  • Independent Charismatics total 226,025,783. 

Browse Selected Theology & Ministry e-Reference Works

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Recently Acquired Spirit-empowered Studies