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Engendering Church : Women, Power and the AME Church - Jualynne E. Dodson

Engendering Church

Women, Power and the AME Church

Paperback Published: 28th January 2002
ISBN: 9780847693818
Number Of Pages: 160

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Engendering Church explores the power, processes, and circumstances that brought about the new gender relations in the African Methodist Church--one of the largest African American denominations in the U.S. Dodson tells the heroic stories of women like Sara Hatcher who rose from behind the scenes to confront the hierarchy of male clergy. Dodson's historical account of the church and its many changes show that unless women hold church positions, they are overlooked as proactive agents of organizational power. She also links the church to broader social change. When women began to function in key leadership roles in African American churches, they also contributed to more rapid improvement in the living conditions for blacks in the United States.

Provides a solid general introduction to the topic. . . .--Religious Studies Review

Introduction: Past Is Prologuep. 1
Formation of a Religious Organizationp. 7
Building a Critical Massp. 23
Organizing for Effectivenessp. 41
Indispensable Resourcesp. 63
Using Power: Keeping Churchp. 83
Gendered Spaces: The Intentionality of Powerp. 99
A Pinnacle of Power to Close the Century: Sara Hatcher Duncanp. 111
Bibliographyp. 119
Indexp. 141
About the Authorp. 147
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ISBN: 9780847693818
ISBN-10: 0847693813
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 14.83  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.24