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Building the Old Time ReligionWomen Evangelists in the Progressive Era$
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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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Mothers, Saints, Bishops

Mothers, Saints, Bishops

Churches and Denominations

(p.67) 2 Mothers, Saints, Bishops
Building the Old Time Religion

Priscilla Pope-Levison

NYU Press

This chapter investigates the new churches and denominations launched by women, from their initial formation to their development into enduring institutions with established headquarters, printing presses, and full-fledged sets of doctrines and disciplines. Women retained strict control over the institutions as well as their members, often dictating lives down to daily minutiae, like Alma White's insistence on a vegetarian diet and thirty minutes of daily exercise. While the women founders who launched these churches and denominations—such as Mary Lee Cagle, Florence Crawford, Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate, Maria Woodworth-Etter, and Alma White—are long deceased, much of their work remains vibrant into the twenty-first century, and second- and third-generation members continue to engage in evangelism across the globe.

Keywords:   women evangelists, evangelicals, Christian churches, Christianity, denominations, Alma White, Mary Lee Cagle, Florence Crawford, Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate, Maria Woodworth-Etter

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