"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.