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The Church of God in Christ: Pentecostal History, Doctrine, and Polity

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an introduction to the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), offering brief glimpses of its one-hundred-year history, from its humble beginnings in a borrowed cotton gin to its ... More


“If God be for you, who can be against you?”: Persecution and Vindication of the Church of God in Christ during World War I

Theodore Kornweibel,

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains how during the First World War the Bureau of Investigation (the FBI’s official name at the time) targeted the Church of God in Christ, one of the nation's largest Pentecostal ... More


Rites of Lynching and Rights of Dance: Historic, Anthropological, and Afro-Pentecostal Perspectives on Black Manhood after 1865

Craig Scandrett-Leatherman

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Charles Harrison Mason (1866–1961), the founder of the largest Afro-Pentecostal church, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), resisted the dehumanizing effects of lynching ... More


Black Joseph: Early African American Charismatic Missions and Pentecostal-Charismatic Engagements with the African Motherland

Ogbu U. Kalu

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the strategies used by African Americans to evangelize the African motherland from the eighteenth century, focusing on the missionary achievements of two of the largest black ... More


New Religious Alliances

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 opens with a scene from an Arkansas relief office, where a federal employee of the Resettlement Administration evaluated the program’s applicants based in part on personal religious ... More


“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: Redefining Religious Work

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains why most men and women are unlikely to find full-time paid positions in their local Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches and how this situation handicaps opportunities to ... More


“When the Fire Fell”: The Sanctified Church Contribution to Chicago Gospel Music

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the sanctified churches' contribution to the development of Chicago gospel music. Female evangelist Mattie L. Thornton is considered the organizer of Chicago's first sanctified ... More


Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Richard N. Pitt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the unique aspects of the religious profession is the high percentage of those who claim to be “called by God” to do their work. This call is particularly important within African American ... More


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