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Sociology Colloquium, 2/2/2022

Sanctified Saints: Race, Gender, Politics, and Black Pentecostalism

Vanessa Verner, Texas A&M University

During the racial uprisings of summer 2020, a Pentecostal preacher proposed to his listeners, “You should not be more Black than you are Christian.” That preacher’s proclamation prompted a series of questions on ways to analyze contemporary Black Pentecostal people.

This colloquium discusses how religious affiliation shapes the ideologies of Black Pentecostals. How do Black Pentecostals conceptualize, define and operationalize “conservatism”? How do they decipher racial identification through discourse, church/religious engagement and church materials and curriculums? How has American Christianity or American Nationalism affected how Black Pentecostals think about race, racism, and gender in the post Civil Rights era?

February 2, 2022
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 7957 7598
Passcode: 638689

If you cannot join with video, you can connect to the Zoom session via phone: 1–346–248–7799