The George Zimmerman Trial, the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act, Moral Mondays in North Carolina and Rick Perry’s chicanery over abortion in Texas has many thinking that women nor African Americans have truly been considered “equal”. These trying times are enough to make anyone stop and ponder if [...]
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African American Pentecostal denomination founded in 1896, has become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States today. In this first major study of the church, Anthea Butler examines the religious and social lives of the women in the COGIC Women’s Department [...]
The Gospel According to Sarah is a fascinating new look at a little-understood but crucial side of Sarah Palin: her Pentecostal roots. Anthea Butler’s analysis trains the keen eye of a noted religion scholar on religious and political currents that have been widely caricatured but, until now, poorly understood.