Women in the Church of God in Christ Making a Sanctified World

ISBN-10: 0807858080
ISBN-13: 9780807858080
Edition: 2007
Authors: Anthea D. Butler
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Description: The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African American Pentecostal denomination founded in 1896, has become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States today. In this first major study of the church, Anthea Butler examines the  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African American Pentecostal denomination founded in 1896, has become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States today. In this first major study of the church, Anthea Butler examines the religious and social lives of the women in the COGIC Women's Department from its founding in 1911 through the mid-1960s. She finds that the sanctification, or spiritual purity, that these women sought earned them social power both in the church and in the black community.

Anthea D. Butler is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Motherhood
Calling
Migration
Prohibitions
Education
Civics
Conventions
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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