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Priscilla Pope-Levison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814723845

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.001.0001

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Tents, Autos, Gospel Grenades

Tents, Autos, Gospel Grenades

Evangelistic Organizations

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Building the Old Time Religion

Priscilla Pope-Levison

NYU Press

This chapter features the evangelistic organizations that arranged, financed, and implemented evangelistic meetings. Some remained small outfits, such as Maria Woodworth-Etter's or the Catholic Truth Guild, cofounded by Martha Moore Avery and David Goldstein. Others grew to great proportions, like the Billy Sunday evangelistic organization, ranked among an elite group of American corporations, thanks to the business acumen of Helen Sunday, or the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Evangelistic Department, with its hundreds of women evangelists. Along with their decidedly evangelistic purpose, some organizations, like Florence Crawford's Apostolic Faith Mission, also served as a gathering point for converts who became the nucleus of new churches and denominations.

Keywords:   Maria Woodworth-Etter, Catholic Truth Guild, Martha Moore Avery, David Goldstein, Billy Sunday, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, women evangelists, Florence Crawford, Apostolic Faith Mission

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