Gerald T. Sheppard's scientific contributions

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Little has been written regarding the inauspicious beginnings of Pentecostalism, a uniquely American modern religious movement. Prophetic female figures were central to the genesis and subsequent growth of the movement. Two Pentecostal denominations alone were founded entirely by women: the Apostolic Faith and the International Church of the Foursq...

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... Wood contrast the prophetic role of religion, which emphasizes "criticizing taken-for-granted political and social arrangements" with religion's 'priestly' role that focuses on meeting the need of society's marginalized social sectors (Wood 2009: 80). In general, prophetic voices in religion are not merely engaged in criticizing a specific injustice, but present a more general critique about the social-economic order and the way that the regime upholds it (Barfoot andSheppard 1980, Wood 2009). ...