When did the christian Charismatic Movement start?
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The Charismatic movement1 began on April 3, 1960 when an Episcopalian priest, Dennis J. Bennett, told his congregation that he had experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.2 His sermon sparked a new Pentecostal revival and lead to many churches adopting some of the beliefs and practices of Pentecostal Christians. However, unlike the first major Pentecostal revival, the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles California, the Charismatic movement tended to stay within the mainline denominations.
1 Charismatic means gifts and refers to spiritual gifts especially speaking in tongues.
2 The Baptism of the Holy spirit is what Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians call the powerful spiritual experience that can include speaking in tongues.