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The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain: Millennium and Apocalypse

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Millennial and apocalyptic traditions in prophecy cross-fertilize the broader reformative tradition. The chapter examines end-time prophecies including forecasts of race greatness and a contrasting ... 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


Unrespectable Saints Women of the Church of God in Christ

Anthea D. Butler

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores women's desire to live as faithful Christians by focusing on the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) women in the late nineteenth century. It considers the reasons for African ... 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


“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: Redefining Religious Work

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/9780814768235.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains why most men and women are unlikely to find full-time paid positions in their local Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches and how this situation handicaps opportunities to ... More


“Chew the Meat and Spit Out the Bones”: Negotiating Women’s Clerical Identity

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/9780814768235.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives voice to a set of ministers who have until now been absent from the samples informing our understanding of the clerical identity. Church of God in Christ women are missing from ... More


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