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Resurrection: Matt Hale and the World Church of the Creator

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at Matthew Hale, who was principally responsible for resurrecting the organization in 1995. In that year, an enterprising young law student, Matt Hale, revived the church and ... More


Denouement?

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Faced with such formidable opposition, the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) was dealt a serious blow with the arrest and imprisonment of its leader, Matthew Hale. This chapter recounts his many ... More


The Theology and Ideology of Creativity

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the theology that Ben Klassen formulated — Creativity. Creativity did not rise in a vacuum but emerged in a political subculture that had grown increasingly disenchanted with ... More


Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

George Michael

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

During the weekend of July 4, 1999, Benjamin “August” Smith went on a three-day rampage in Illinois and Indiana, attacking Asians, Orthodox Jews, and African Americans. He left two dead and nine ... More


Groundbreaking in North Carolina

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the early history of the first incarnation of the Church of the Creator, which was established in North Carolina in 1982. In some ways, North Carolina was a poor choice as the ... More


Conclusion: Fragmentation and Beyond

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

After Matthew Hale's arrest, the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) began a steady decline and process of fragmentation. The resulting fallout shook the foundation of the church. Mark Potok of the ... More


Opposition

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In light of many incidents, it is not surprising that the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) occasioned considerable opposition. This chapter discusses the opposition from both the government and ... More


The WCOTC’s Women’s Frontier

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses how the church reached out to females through its Women's Frontier. Women are playing an increasingly prominent role in the white racialist movement. To ameliorate the gender ... More


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