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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


“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


Equal Power: Bishop Charles H. Mason and the National Tabernacle Fire

Elton H. Weaver

in An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Charles Harrison Mason was the founder of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), which from its Memphis roots grew into the largest black Pentecostal denomination in the United States, with profound ... 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


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


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