Race and the Assemblies of God Church



Race and the Assemblies of God Church Race and the Assemblies of God Church chronicles the treatment of African Americans by the largest, predominantly white, Pentecostal denomination in the United States The formation of the Assemblies of God in 1914, brought an end to the interracial focus of the Pentecostal movement that characterized the revival from its inception in Los Angeles, California, at an abandoned warehouse on Azusa Street in 1906 Dr Newman utilizes the extensive archival holdings of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, housed in the international headquarters of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri, to support his contention that Assemblies of God leaders deliberately engaged in racist efforts to prevent African American participation in Assemblies of God activities because the denominational leaders feared the reaction of its ministers and congregations in the American South In addition, a concerted effort to refer African Americans interested in the Assemblies of God to African American groups, such as the Church of God in Christ, was approved at the highest levels of Assemblies of God leadership Ultimately, efforts to exclude African Americans from the denomination led to official decisions to refuse them ordination and approved resolutions to support the establishment of a separate, unrelated Pentecostal denomination specifically for African Americans Assemblies of God attitudes regarding racial issues changed only as a result of the civil rights movement and its effect upon American society during the 1960s and 1970s The treatment of race in church groups with European origins was compared to that of the Assemblies of God and the influence of African and slave religions upon the rise of the Pentecostal movement Finally, the author provides an analysis of the 1994 event known as the Miracle of Memphis in which white Pentecostal denominations dissolved the racially segregated Pentecostal Fellowship of North America in favor of a new organization, the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America The book concludes that although current Assemblies of God leaders have embraced the concept of an integrated church fellowship that no longer excludes African Americans, there is virtually no evidence of wide acceptance of this concept at the local church level in the denomination. Free Read Race and the Assemblies of God Church [ Author ] Joe Newman [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Race and the Assemblies of God Church
  • Joe Newman
  • English
  • 16 January 2018
  • 1934043559

8 thoughts on “Race and the Assemblies of God Church

  1. Dia Kristy says:

    Very expensive even used but you can read most of it for free on googlebooks.com I ve not read the whole book, only pieces But the it s very interesting.Assemblies of God is an extremely white male church Or at least it has been for a very long time.This book, written by one of their pastors and schoolteachers, seems to take an unflinching look at discussing their very racist past, how they responded because they had to to the Civil Rights Movement and other changes or proposed chan Very expensive even used but you can read most of it for free on googlebooks.com I ve not read the whole book, only pieces But the it s very interesting.Assemblies of God is an extremely white male church Or at least it has been for a very long time.This book, written by one of their pastors and schoolteachers, seems to take an unflinching look at discussing their very racist past, how they responded because they had to to the Civil Rights Movement and other changes or proposed changes that they have sought in subsequent years.After years of religious segregation, there was a very dramatic meeting between black and white pentacostal leaders a couple of decades a...

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