The Influence of German Pentecostal Churches in Foreign Countries on the Development of Pentecostalism in Germany (Gottfried Sommer)

Nobody can put in doubt that the Pentecostal Movement in the World has began as an international movement. But in no way it is correct to say that Pentecostalism is only a fruit out of American revivalism and was spread only through massive North American Mission Work in Europe. I think that my academicals studies had helped to proof this statement also for the situation in Germany. In the paper I will present in the following to want to show the importance of the various groups of ethnic Germans and single German emigrants to the development of Pentecostalism in Germany.