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“Forsaking All for Jesus”: F. M. Messenger and Burning Bush Communalism

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1905, the MCA acquired the Fountain Spring House, an old resort hotel in Waukesha Wisconsin. Rejecting private property the MCA insisted that all true Christians would give up their possessions. ... More


Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

William Kostlevy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is the story of the Metropolitan Church Association (MCA) an intentional religious community founded in Chicago and later Waukesha, Wisconsin in the early 1890s. A product of the holiness ... More


Alma White’s Bloodless Warfare: Women and Violence in U.S. Religious History

Lynn S. Neal

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates three interrelated themes that can be seen in the story of Bishop Alma White, who endorses the second Ku Klux Klan. Firstly, her life has been a testimony to the centrality ... More


Pentecost Comes to the White City: The Chicago Revival and the General Holiness Assembly of 1901

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In March of 1901, Duke Farson skillfully using the daily press attracted Chicago residence and visitors to MCA revival services that ran for three months. Preacher actors including converted railroad ... More


Mothers, Saints, Bishops: Churches and Denominations

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/9780814723845.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates the new churches and denominations launched by women, from their initial formation to their development into enduring institutions with established headquarters, printing ... More


Biblical, Practical, Vocational: Religious Training Schools

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/9780814723845.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the religious training schools founded by women such as Elizabeth Baker, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Mattie Perry, Iva Durham Vennard, Alma White, and Jennie Fowler Willing. These ... More


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