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Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church

Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church

by Mary E. Abrums


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759113190
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Mary E. Abrums, anthropologist and registered nurse, is associate professor in the nursing program at the University of Washington at Bothell.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Short History
Part I. Morning Sun Missionary Baptist Church
Chapter 1. Morning Sun Church and Its Leaders
Chapter 2. The Family
Chapter 3. Motherhood
Part II. The Women of Morning Sun Church
Chapter 4. Molly Lake Lander: "I Guess I Have to Go to Jesus"
Chapter 5. Caren Lake: "Having a Dream"
Chapter 6. Mahalia Lake: "I Don't Ask the Lord to Move the Mountain, Just Give Me the Strength to Climb It"
Chapter 7. Mable Jackson: "All I Asked the Lord for Was a Man with a Cigarette and a Job"
Chapter 8. Betty Jones: "I Like to Go!"
Chapter 9. Joann Jones Newton: "When God Comes, He's Getting Some of Every Race"
Chapter 10. Marie Jones Smith: "Getting that Made-Up Mind"
Chapter 11. Linda Wilson, Marie's Daughter: "All These Years I Have Become Stronger"
Part III. The Research Process
Chapter 12. The Research, the Women, and Me
Appendix: The Research Questions, Theories, and Methods

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