The Labor of Faith Hardback

Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentacostalism

by Judith Casselberry;


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The Labor of Faith

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In TheLabor of Faith Judith Casselberry examines the material and spiritual labor of the women of The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is based in Harlem and one of the oldest and largest historically Black Pentecostal denominations in the United States. This male-headed church only functions through the work of the church's women, who despite making up three-quarters of its adult membership hold no formal positions of power. Casselberry shows how the women negotiate this contradiction by using their work to produce and claim a spiritual authority that provides them with a particular form of power. She also emphasizes how their work is as significant, labor intensive, and critical to their personhood, family, and community as their careers, home and family work, and community service. Focusing on the circumstances of producing a holy black female personhood, Casselberry reveals the ways twenty-first-century women's spiritual power operates and resonates with meaning in Pentecostal, female-majority, male-led churches."

The Labor of Faith by Judith Casselberry was published by Duke University Press in May 2017. The ISBN for The Labor of Faith is 9780822363835.

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Page last updated 31st October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherDuke University Press (May 2017)
Number of Pages232
ISBN9780822363835
ISBN-100822363836
Product Code4451205
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