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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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Converted, Called, Commissioned

Converted, Called, Commissioned

A Phalanx of Institution Builders

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(p.1) Introduction Converted, Called, Commissioned
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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/9780814723845.003.0006

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the next generation of women evangelists who shifted their tack from itinerancy to institution building. Unlike the first generation of lone itinerant women evangelists who had once wandered the continent, this next generation of women became a phalanx of entrepreneurial institution builders. Each of their institutions exhibited a measure of permanency, complete with official incorporation, administrative structure, worker training, membership cultivation scheduled activities, fund-raising protocols, and an established location for meetings and services. The remainder of the chapter discusses three issues that help us understand these women and the beliefs that motivated them and propelled their detractors: conversion, sanctification, and gender.

Keywords:   women evangelists, evangelicals, American Christianity, Christians, conversion, sanctification, gender

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