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Soap, Soup, Salvation: Rescue Homes and Rescue Missions

Priscilla Pope-Levison

in Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723845
eISBN:
9780814744420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the rescue homes and missions which provided humanitarian outreach to the destitute and downtrodden, the prostitutes and unwed mothers, along with evangelism. The symbiosis ... More


“A Great Work for God and Humanity”: African American Christian Women and Organized Social Reform

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the contingent organizational strategies black church women deployed in response to the race problem and the woman question. As independent black churches followed domestic ... More


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