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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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Biblical, Practical, Vocational

Biblical, Practical, Vocational

Religious Training Schools

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(p.111) 3 Biblical, Practical, Vocational
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Building the Old Time Religion
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Priscilla Pope-Levison

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the religious training schools founded by women such as Elizabeth Baker, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Mattie Perry, Iva Durham Vennard, Alma White, and Jennie Fowler Willing. These schools catered to men and women with little formal education who wanted to head into full-time Christian work in America and around the world. The curriculum balanced Bible study with practical work in settings where students experienced an internship of sorts in evangelism and religious outreach. One practical type of work site often used by religious training schools was the rescue homes and missions that opened in droves during the Progressive Era to provide those on the margins with food, clothing, and shelter along with a venue for the gospel message.

Keywords:   women evangelists, educational institutions, vocational education, Christian missionaries, Elizabeth Baker, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Mattie Perry, Iva Durham Vennard, Alma White, Jennie Fowler Willing

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