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

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

Author: Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
Awards: Winner of W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award 2012 (United States)
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.


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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