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Divine callings : understanding the call to ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Author: Richard N Pitt
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the unique aspects of the religious profession is the high percentage of those who claim to be ""called by God"" to do their work. This call is particularly important within African American Christian traditions. Divine Callings offers a rare sociological examination of this markedly understudied phenomenon within black ministry. Richard N. Pitt draws on over 100 in-depth interviews with Black Pentecostal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pitt, Richard N.
Divine callings.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033400
(OCoLC)724667466
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard N Pitt
ISBN: 9780814768259 0814768253 9780814768761 0814768768
OCLC Number: 775441366
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Contents: The Church of God in Christ: Pentecostal history, doctrine, and polity --
"Heard a voice from heaven say": calling narratives among Black Pentecostals --
"All the world's a stage": how congregations create the called --
"A Stutter and a Stick": the (non- ) value of educational credentialing --
"Don't quit your day job": redefining religious work --
"Chew the meat and spit out the bones": negotiating women's clerical identity --
Legitimating new understandings of ministry and the clergy.
Responsibility: Richard N. Pitt.

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