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“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


“All the World’s a Stage”: How Congregations Create the Called

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/9780814768235.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a glimpse into the role originating congregations play in enhancing the very strong beliefs ministers have that they have been called to religious labor. It examines processes ... More


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