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Filled with the Spirit: Sexuality, Gender, and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition

Ellen Lewin


This book explores the worship and community central to the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM), a coalition of predominantly African American, LGBT congregations with a Pentecostal style of worship. TFAM's central doctrine is "radical inclusivity," a commitment to embrace all those who might have been rejected or marginalized by mainstream black churches, but which has been expanded to include all persons regardless of race, sexuality, or religious background. The book looks closely at how TFAM worship is legitimated through the use of historical insignia of black culture, how it chall ... More

Keywords: LGBT religion, Pentecostalism, radical inclusivity, charisma, African American culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226537177
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226537344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Lewin, author
University of Iowa