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Filled with the SpiritSexuality, Gender, and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition$
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Ellen Lewin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226537177

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226537344.001.0001

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“Lead Me, Guide Me”: The Charisma of Bishop Flunder

“Lead Me, Guide Me”: The Charisma of Bishop Flunder

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(p.53) Two “Lead Me, Guide Me”: The Charisma of Bishop Flunder
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Filled with the Spirit
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Ellen Lewin

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226537344.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the unique charisma of Bishop Yvette Flunder, the founder and leader of the Fellowship of Affirming MInistries. A review of the literature on political and religious charisma shows that while Bishop Flunder has many of the indexical qualities of a charismatic leader, she also makes constant efforts to dilute and even undermine her own status. Many members are drawn to TFAM because of her modesty and humanness, but this quality also presents challenges to the coalition as it plans for the future.

Keywords:   charisma, sermons, inspiration

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