The Black megachurch : theology, gender, and the politics of public engagement / Tamelyn N. Tucker-Worgs.Material type: TextPublisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011Description: xix, 255 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781932792744 (hardback : alk. paper); 1932792740 (hardback : alk. paper).Subject(s): African American churches | Big churches -- United States
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-238) and index.
Answering the knock at midnight -- "Get on board little children, there's room for many more": the Black megachurch phenomenon -- Theological orientation as motive to Black megachurch public engagement -- "Progress not protest": Black megachurches and communtiy development -- Dual gendered spheres and public engagement in Black megachurches: women carving out space to make a difference -- Black megachurches and Black politics in the twenty-first century.
The Black Megachurch sets aside the broad assumptions usually applied to the study of Black churches and analyzes the three factors most necessary for social engagement--theological orientation, organization of community development initiatives, and gender-based spheres of labor and leadership. In doing so, Tucker-Worgs underscores the myriad ways in which black megachurches have responded to the changing social climate and concludes that while some have lived up to their potential, others have a long way to go.