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Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle

Angela Tarango

Abstract

This book uncovers the history and religious experiences of the first American Indian converts to Pentecostalism. Focusing on the Assemblies of God denomination, the story begins in 1918, when white missionaries fanned out from the South and Midwest to convert Native Americans in the West and other parts of the country. Drawing on new approaches to the global history of Pentecostalism, the author shows how converted indigenous leaders eventually transformed a standard Pentecostal theology of missions in ways that reflected their own religious struggles and advanced their sovereignty within the ... More

Keywords: Pentecostalism, Assemblies of God, missionaries, Native Americans, converted indigenous leaders, indigenous church, indigenous principle, Native American Pentecostals, religious autonomy, religious imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469612928
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612928.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Tarango, author