Building the Old Time Religion Paperback

Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

by Priscilla Pope-Levison;

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Building the Old Time Religion

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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 proteges. 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. In this ground-breaking study, Priscilla Pope-Levison dusts off the unpublished letters, diaries, sermons, and yearbooks of these pioneers to share their personal tribulations and public achievements. The effect is staggering. With an uncanny eye for essential details and a knack for historical nuance, Pope-Levison breathes life into not just one or two of these women--but two dozen.

Building the Old Time Religion by Priscilla Pope-Levison was published by New York University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for Building the Old Time Religion is 9781479889891.

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Details for Building the Old Time Religion

Page last updated 12th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherNew York University Press (December 2013)
Number of Pages280
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4316500
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