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The Black megachurch : theology, gender, and the politics of public engagement

Author: Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
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The Black Megachurch sets aside the broad assumptions usually applied to the study of Black churches and analyzes the three factors most necessary for social engagement--theological orientation, organization of community development initiatives, and gender-based spheres of labor and leadership. In doing so, Tucker-Worgs underscores the myriad ways in which black megachurches have responded to the changing social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
ISBN: 9781932792744 1932792740 9781602584228 1602584222
OCLC Number: 695390064
Description: xix, 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Answering the knock at midnight --
"Get on board little children, there's room for many more": the Black megachurch phenomenon --
Theological orientation as motive to Black megachurch public engagement --
"Progress not protest": Black megachurches and communtiy development --
Dual gendered spheres and public engagement in Black megachurches: women carving out space to make a difference --
Black megachurches and Black politics in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Tamelyn N. Tucker-Worgs.

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An explosion of flourishing black megachurches has changed the landscape of American religious life. After studying nearly 150 black megachurches, the author asks, How are these church communities  Read more...

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