God's Peculiar People: Women's Voices & Folk Tradition in a Pentecostal Church
'Holy rollers'--with this epithet most people dismiss members of the Pentecostal sect as wild religious fanatics. In this new study folklorist Elaine Lawless draws on fieldwork among Pentecostal congregations in the limestone region of southern Indiana to offer a sympathetic view of the Pentecostals as a special group distinguished by their own fold traditions and religions expression.
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The analytic voice of the folklorist may seem an incongruous one for exploring the religious fervor of Pentecostalism. Yet Lawless's personal responses do come through as she presents an implicit ... Read full review
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