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Story Publication logo January 10, 2014

Atlas of Pentecostalism: An Audio Walk-through

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Pentecostal Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is here and now. An estimated 35,000 people join...

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The audiovisual walk-through guides you through the "Atlas of Pentecostalism" website and highlights its features.

The "Atlas of Pentecostalism" is an online database that maps in real-time the growth of Pentecostalism around the world. Using big data, cinematography, interviews, academic collaborations and crowd-sourced data, the website presents an evolving perspective of a fast-growing religion.

Navigate the catalog by way of four segments: iconography, cartography, and the collected interviews of scholars.

Iconography separated into sections such as church buildings, literature.

Cartography to visualize the Pentecostal reach, growing with each data point added.

Interviews with leading scholars on Pentecostalism who offer audio guided walks through the database.

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