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Choosing the Jesus WayAmerican Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle$
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Angela Tarango

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469612928

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612928.001.0001

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Native Pentecostals, the Indigenous Principle, and Religious Practice

Native Pentecostals, the Indigenous Principle, and Religious Practice

(p.1) Introduction Native Pentecostals, the Indigenous Principle, and Religious Practice
Choosing the Jesus Way

Angie Maxwell

University of North Carolina Press

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s main themes. The book argues that American Indian Pentecostals and a few liberal-minded white female missionaries took the theology behind the Assemblies of God’ (AG) missionary work—the indigenous principle—and gave birth to a new form of religious practice that allowed them to negotiate their own complicated place within the AG. In doing so, they embraced a colonizing theology and transformed it into a form of resistance that allowed them to exercise autonomy within Pentecostalism. While the book does not intend to follow the format of classic denominational history, it does engage many of the contours of the AG in order to bring out the rich ways that American Indians lived and practiced their Pentecostalism.

Keywords:   Pentecostalism, Assemblies of God, Indian Pentecostals, American Indians

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