This volume brings together twelve scholars from a variety of scholarly fields including biblical studies, history, theology, sociology, anthropology, and missiology in a multi-disciplinary exploration of themes related to women's leadership within the three branches of the renewal movement: Holiness, Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. These scholars - women and men - from both within and outside the traditions, draw on various methodologies including hermeneutics, ethnography, critical theory, and historical analysis to explore the experiences and contributions of women from the movement's inception to the present. They keep before us the challenges that still impact women's full participation as equal partners in ministry and leadership on both the American and global scene. The volume looks at the multiple roots of women's marginalization within the renewal movement while suggesting progressive solutions that take seriously the social locations of Pentecostal and Charismatic congregations and the theological foundations on which the movement has been built. At the same time, it locates these discussions within the broader postmodern realities facing the church as it attempts to faithfully live out its witness to the biblical truth that both male and female are created in the God's image and endowed with the capacity to work creatively toward the unfolding of the Kingdom. Contents Preface by Amos Yong vii 1. Introduction by Estrelda Alexander Part I -- Historical Perspectives 2. Wesleyan/Holiness and Pentecostal Women Preachers: Pentecost as the Pattern for Primitivism by Susie C. Stanley 3. ACause He's My Chief EmployerA: Hearing Women's Voices in a Classical Pentecostal Denomination by David G. Roebuck 4. Looking Beyond the Pulpit: Social Ministries and African-American Pentecostal-Charismatic Women in Leadership by Karen Kossie-Chernyshev 5. Sanctified Saints--Impure Prophetesses: A Cross-Cultural Reflection on Gender and Power in Two Afro-ChristianSpirit-Privileging Churches by Deidre Helen Crumbley 6. AThird Class SoldiersA: A History of Hispanic Pentecostal Clergywomen in the Assemblies of God by Gastan Espinosa 7. Leadership Attitudes and the Ministry of Single Women inAssembly of God Missions by Barbara L. Cavaness Part II -- Biblical/Theological Perspectives 8. Pentecostalism 101: Your Daughters Shall Prophecy by Janet Everts Powers 9. AYou've Got a Right to the Tree of LifeA: The Biblical Foundations of an Empowered Attitude among Black Women in the Sanctified Church by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes 10. Spirited Vestments: Or, Why the Anointing Is Not Enough by Cheryl Bridges Johns 11. The Spirit, Nature and Canadian Pentecostal Women: A Conversation with Critical Theory by Pamela Holmes 12. Changing Images: Women in Asian Pentecostalism by Julie C. Ma 13. Spiritual Egalitarianism, Ecclesial Pragmatism, and the Status of Women in Ordained Ministry by Frederick L. Ware Contributors Select Bibliography Author index Subject indexAs COGIC reads Scripture, there exists a adistinct ordera for women separate from that of men.14 Women are restricted to ... with children), Purity Class (work with teenagers), Nurses Unit (emergency care for persons suddenly ill at church gatherings), Usher ... Church of God in Christ Official Manual (Memphis: Church of God in Christ Publishing, 1973), 158a59; hereafter cited as Official Manual 1973.
|Author||:||Estrelda Alexander, Amos Yong|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2009-01-01|