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Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Priscilla Pope-Levison

Abstract

During the Progessive Era, a period of unprecedented ingenuity, women evangelists built the old time religion with brick and mortar, uniforms and automobiles, fresh converts and devoted protégés. Across America, entrepreneurial women founded churches, denominations, religious training schools, rescue homes, rescue missions, and evangelistic organizations. Until now, these intrepid women have gone largely unnoticed, though their collective yet unchoreographed decision to build institutions in the service of evangelism marked a seismic shift in American Christianity. This study dusts off the unp ... More

Keywords: Progessive Era, women evangelists, old time religion, entrepreneurial women, evangelism, American Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814723845
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Priscilla Pope-Levison, author