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Explaining the Phenomenon

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was the golden age of the girl evangelist phenomenon. A primary reason for this was the dominant flapper in this period, for which girl evangelists presented a stark and curious contrast. ... More


The Girls as Adults

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The girl evangelists were doing the same work that adult evangelists did. But one question was whether they were doing adult work or merely mimicking adult work. No one wanted to hear a little girl ... More


The Changing Face of American Religion

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American religion was largely Protestant until the late 1800s and early 1900s, and that Protestantism was familiar with forms of religious renewal and revivalism. But that changed as a result of ... More


Women Preachers

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Women's leadership roles in the church had been limited by two factors: the attitude of society in general and, within the church, the sense that there was a divine prohibition against such roles for ... More


Conclusion

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/9780814723845.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter teases out the legacy of women evangelists as the Progressive Era edged into the Roaring Twenties. It tells the story of Aimee Semple McPherson who stood on the giant ... More


Criticism and Decline

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the number of girl evangelists increased and more attention came their way, some criticism developed. The more liberal religious press condemned girl evangelists often because they did not like ... More


Evangelical Ecstasy

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Evangelical Christians stress forgiveness and transformation in a moment of rebirth. In the 1800s, all Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and most Episcopalians and Lutherans in ... More


The Sexual Side of Selling Salvation

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The girl evangelist was viewed as the antithesis of the flapper, by her supporters and by the press and public. Since a bold sexuality was part of the flapper persona, the girl evangelists had to be ... More


Spectacles en plein air

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores how some of the communities discussed in Chapter 5 joined with colleges, civic organizations, and commercial ventures to produce pageants and spectacles to promote themselves ... More


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