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Filled with the spirit : sexuality, gender, and radical inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal church coalition

Author: Ellen Lewin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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In 2001, a collection of open and affirming churches with predominantly African American membership and a Pentecostal style of worship formed a radically new coalition. The group, known now as the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries or TFAM, has at its core the idea of 'radical inclusivity': the powerful assertion that everyone, no matter how seemingly flawed or corrupted, has holiness within. Whether you are LGBT,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Lewin
ISBN: 9780226537344 022653734X
OCLC Number: 1028979506
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Invocation: the anthropology ministry --
"I've been 'buked": the double consciousness of being LGBT and Black --
"Lead me, guide me": the charisma of Bishop Flunder --
"Just as I am": revealing authentic selves --
"Old-time religion": invoking memory --
"What a fellowship": radically inclusive futures --
Benediction: continuities and departures.
Responsibility: Ellen Lewin.

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In 2001, a collection of open and affirming churches with predominantly African American membership and a Pentecostal style of worship formed a radically new coalition. The group, known now as the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries or TFAM, has at its core the idea of 'radical inclusivity': the powerful assertion that everyone, no matter how seemingly flawed or corrupted, has holiness within. Whether you are LGBT, have HIV/AIDS, have been in prison, abuse drugs or alcohol, are homeless, or are otherwise compromised and marginalized, TFAM tells its people, you are one of God's creations. In 'Filled with the Spirit', Ellen Lewin gives us a deeply empathetic ethnography of the worship and community central to TFAM.

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