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Zdeněk Vojtíšek

The Role of the Apostates in the Twelve Tribes Conflict in Germany

Zdeněk Vojtíšek, "The Role of the Apostates in the Twelve Tribes Conflict in Germany", Central European Journal of Contemporary Religion 2 (2, 2017): p. 1-18.

This article deals with the development of the Faith Movement in the Czech Republic. Firstly, the Pentecostal Movement will be introduced on a general level and further on the specifics of the teachings of the Faith Movement will be described. The main part of the paper examines the development of several independent fellowships in the Czech Republic that emerged through the mission of the Faith Movement. The following seven newly established free churches will be introduced: the Word of Life Church; the New Hope Church; the Church of Living God; the Faith Church; the New Life Church; the Oasis Church; and the Centre of Triumphal Faith. Some of these fellowships underwent significant changes and became closer to the Evangelical Movement. This paper will analyze the processes through which these fellowships have changed their attitudes, mainly through abandoning some of the more distinctive features of the Faith movement and through their willingness to cooperate with other Evangelical churches.report

DOI: 10.14712/25704893.2017.7

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