Engendering Church / Edition 1

Engendering Church / Edition 1

by Jualynne E. Dodson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847693813

ISBN-13: 9780847693818

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Engendering Church explores the power, processes, and circumstances that brought about new gender relations in the African Methodist Episcopal Church -- one of the largest African American denominations in the United States. Jualynne Dodson tells the heroic stories of women like Sara Hatcher Duncan, who emerged from behind the scenes to confront the hierarchy of male…  See more details below

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847693818
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Past Is Prologue1
Ch. 1Formation of a Religious Organization7
Ch. 2Building a Critical Mass23
Ch. 3Organizing for Effectiveness41
Ch. 4Indispensable Resources63
Ch. 5Using Power: Keeping Church83
Ch. 6Gendered Spaces: The Intentionality of Power99
Ch. 7A Pinnacle of Power to Close the Century: Sara Hatcher Duncan111
Bibliography119
Index141
About the Author147

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