Engendering Church: Women, Power, and the AME Church / Edition 1

Engendering Church: Women, Power, and the AME Church / Edition 1

by Jualynne E. Dodson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847693813

ISBN-13: 9780847693818

Pub. Date: 12/22/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847693818
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Part 2 Introduction: Past Is Prologue Chapter 3 1 Formation of a Religious Organization Chapter 4 2 Building a Critical Mass Chapter 5 3 Organizing for Effectiveness Chapter 6 4 Indispensable Resources Chapter 7 5 Using Power: Keeping Church Chapter 8 6 Gendered Spaces: The Intentionality of Power Chapter 9 7 A Pinnacle of Power to Close the Century: Sara Hatcher Duncan Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 Index

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