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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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“What a Fellowship”: Radically Inclusive Futures

“What a Fellowship”: Radically Inclusive Futures

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Filled with the Spirit

Ellen Lewin

University of Chicago Press

TFAM's outreach to those long demeaned in the black church is understood within the doctrine of radical inclusivity and this chapter explores its expansiveness and possible limitations. An important aspect of TFAM's vision of its future is expressed in the encouragement of seminary or other education, fostering an understanding of Christianity as linked to particular historical and cultural contexts. Such understanding enables TFAM to circulate interpretations of biblical texts that do not disparage LGBT lives. Along these lines, TFAM is dedicated to broad notions of where spiritual truth may lie, opening up to the doctrines of non-Christians.

Keywords:   radical inclusivity, education, biblical interpretation

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