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The Assemblies of God: Godly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism

Margaret M. Poloma and John C. Green

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767832
eISBN:
9780814768396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767832.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Assemblies of God (AG) is the ninth-largest American and the world's largest Pentecostal denomination, with over 50 million followers worldwide. The AG embraces a worldview of miracles and ... More


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


Music among Serpent-Handling Churches

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes music as a crucial part of worship in the serpent-handling tradition. It presents research on the types and meanings of songs that are popular among the serpent-handling ... More


“They Shall Take up Serpents”

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the tradition that established the context for the eventual emergence of serpent-handling churches. Serpent handlers identify themselves as members of a ... More


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