INDEX
Abraham (biblical figure), 57
acceptable disobedience, 112–13, 117
aesthetic ­ labor, 7, 8, 15, 44, 153–55, 165, 168,
170, 172
African American ­women: kin-­ s tructured
networks, 107–8; oral tradition, 70–71;
religious commitment demographics,
174n18; religious identity, 81–82; spiritual-
ity, 15–16; study of religious lives, 3–5; as
triply damned, 153–54
Afro-­American (newspaper), 61
ag (Assemblies of God), 52–53
Allen, Jeanette (pseud.), 31, 116–18
already and not yet: concept of, 166; demo­
cratized, 169; materialized, 167–68
altar workers, xii, 15; altar call, 125,131–33;
changes in practices, 143–45; confusion
in practices, 145–47; divine authority of,
147–50; in early days, 134–36; harvesting
souls, 15, 127, 129, 139, 142, 149, 150–51; inti-
mate ­ labor of, 127–31, 150–51; ­ labor of love
and, 136–40; spiritual birthing, 140–43;
tarrying duties, 30, 32, 59, 126, 129, 130, 138,
146, 192n61; training for, 139, 141, 145, 147,
151, 192n61; as unpaid, 128–29; ­ women as,
46, 72, 96–97, 113–18, 133
Anderson, Addie, 82
Anderson, Allan, 26
Annual Found­er’s Day Cele­bration, 1
Annual ­ Women’s Day, 90–92, 95, 166
Anthropology of Jesus Our Kinsman, The
(Lawson), 55–57
Antioch Church of Christ, 34
Apostle to the ­Women’s Auxiliaries, 81
Apostolic Faith (newsletter), 50
Apostolic Faith Assembly, 48
Apostolic Pentecostalism, ix–­ x ; doctrine,
2, 25–26, 52; as male-­headed, 6, 104; ­
membership, 72; practices, 3, 9. See also
specific churches
Applied Ge­ ne ­ tics (Popenoe/Johnson), 54
Armor ­ Bearers Young ­ People Union, 35
Assemblies of God (ag), 52–53
Austin-­Broos, Diane J., 132
authority: hierarchical, 8–10, 14, 63–66,
70–71, 77, 80, 105, 106, 109–11, 146, 171;
spiritual, 4, 6, 8–10, 15, 103, 105, 112, 117,
147, 152, 159, 172
Azusa Street Revival, 29, 48–50, 52
baptism: immersion, 3, 6, 52, 129; Spirit, 3, 21,
48, 49, 59, 126, 129, 130, 136, 138, 154
Baptists, African American, 4
Bathsheba (biblical figure), 56
Beacon, The, 81, 85
Beane, Miranda, 89
Bell, Catherine, 23, 167–68, 169
Bible study, xi, 83, 166, 171. See also
Scriptures
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
World-­Wide, Inc., 64, 72, 182n109
biblical ­ women as models, 165–66
birthing new souls, 140–43
Black ­women. See African American ­
women
Boas, Franz, 55
Boaz, 56
Bonner, Ethel Mae, 14, 46, 66–68, 97, 102–3
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