Daddy Grace: a celebrity preacher and his House of Prayer

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
New York University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Language:
English
Description

Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace founded the United House of Prayer for All People in Wareham, Massachusetts, in 1919. This charismatic church has been regarded as one of the most extreme Pentecostal sects in the country. In addition to attention-getting maneuvers such as wearing purple suits with glitzy jewelry, purchasing high profile real estate, and conducting baptisms in city streets with a fire hose, the flamboyant Grace reputedly accepted massive donations from his poverty-stricken followers and used the money to live lavishly. It was assumed by many that Grace was the charismatic glue that held his church together, and that once he was gone the institution would disintegrate. Instead, following his 1960 death there was a period of confusion, restructuring, and streamlining. Today the House of Prayer remains an active church with a national membership in the tens of thousands.

Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer seriously examines the religious nature of the House of Prayer, the dimensions of Grace’s leadership strategies, and the connections between his often ostentatious acts and the intentional infrastructure of the House of Prayer. Furthermore, woven through the text are analyses of the race, class, and gender issues manifest in the House of Prayer structure under Grace’s aegis.

Marie W. Dallam here offers both a religious history of the House of Prayer as an institution and an intellectual history of its colorful and enigmatic leader.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780814720233
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e8d669b9-f9bf-1412-78fb-25b293c51658
full_title daddy grace a celebrity preacher and his house of prayer
author dallam marie w
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:23AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576511985642635264
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Dallam, Marie W.
author-letter Dallam, Marie W.
author2 NetLibrary, Inc.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_additional Marie W. Dallam.
author_display Dallam, Marie W
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber-a BX8777.6.A4
callnumber-first B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
callnumber-subject BX - Christian Denominations
days_since_added 3522
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
econtent_protection_type_arlington external
econtent_source_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington eBook
grouping_category book
id e8d669b9-f9bf-1412-78fb-25b293c51658
isbn 9780814720233
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b12997882||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=219448||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online
local_days_since_added_arlington 3522
num_holdings 0
oclc (OCoLC)194285819
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780814720233
publishDate 2007
publishDateSort 2007
publisher New York University Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b12997882|eBook|eBook||English|New York University Press,|c2007.|viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b12997882||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
series Religion, race, and ethnicity
series2 Religion, race, and ethnicity.
series_with_volume Religion, race, and ethnicity
table_of_contents The call of God brought him -- The usual miracles -- Led by a convicted man -- He ousted God from heaven -- My joy is completed in Charlotte -- Chaotic confusion.
target_audience Other
target_audience_full Other
title Daddy Grace a celebrity preacher and his House of Prayer
title_display Daddy Grace a celebrity preacher and his House of Prayer
title_full Daddy Grace [electronic resource] : a celebrity preacher and his House of Prayer / Marie W. Dallam
title_short Daddy Grace
title_sort daddy grace a celebrity preacher and his house of prayer
title_sub a celebrity preacher and his House of Prayer