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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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“Old-Time Religion”: Invoking Memory

“Old-Time Religion”: Invoking Memory

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(p.115) Four “Old-Time Religion”: Invoking Memory
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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/9780226537344.003.0005

This chapter looks closely at a number of dimensions of memory and nostalgia as they affect the spiritual experience of TFAM worshipers. Elements of worship that mirror traditional practices are often called "old time" and are sought-after ritual features. Other areas of black cultural history are often invoked including discussions of food, hair-styling, and especially gospel music. The chapter explores the meaning of memory and nostalgia in TFAM, focusing on the ways they give legitimacy to what is otherwise an unusual religious setting.

Keywords:   memory, nostalgia, gospel music, African American food, the South

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