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Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists Paperback – November 25, 2004

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"In Turn the Pulpit Loose, Priscilla Pope-Levison challenges scholars of American history, religious studies and women's studies to engage seriously female evangelism. She offers brief but vivid portraits of an array of women evangelists-black and white, working-class and affluent, young and old, famous and forgotten-from both traditional denominations and newly-created churches. These are accompanied by a rich selection of primary sources for each evangelist, providing scholars with critical materials that demand a reassessment of the history of evangelism and of women in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States."--Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University, Editor of A Companion to American Women's History (2002)
"Students of American religion will find this an indispensible starting point for research into gender and evangelicalism." --Religious Studies Review

About the Author

Priscilla Pope-Levison is a Professor of Theology, and Assistant Director of Women’s Studies at Seattle Pacific University. Her research interests include women’s religious history, evangelism, and contextual theology, and she has published numerous articles in each of these areas. Her previous books include Evangelization from a Liberation Perspective, and with John R. Levison, Jesus in Global Contexts and Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible.

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Priscilla Pope-Levison came to the Pacific Northwest twelve years ago for a faculty appointment as Professor of Theology and Assistant Director of Women's Studies at Seattle Pacific University, and she has fallen in love with the region. Any free time will find her hiking or snowshoeing, gardening, or gazing out her study window at the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range. Her interdisciplinary publications combine Theology, Gender Studies, Church History, and Mission and Evangelism. She recently completed her sixth book, Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era, to be published later in 2013 by NYU Press. She has also authored, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists and Evangelization from a Liberation Perspective. With her spouse of more than 30 years, Jack Levison, she has published Sex, Gender, and Christianity, Jesus in Global Contexts, and Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible. She maintains an informative website on American women evangelists:

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