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Anthea Butler

Christian Perspectives, Catholicism, Evangelicalism

Anthea Butler is currently Associate Professor of Religion, University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making A Sanctified World published on the University of North Carolina Press, chronicles the history of African American women's religious lives, and civic engagement in the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. She also edits the online journal The North Star: A Journal of African American Religion and History, and is an occasional contributor to Religion Dispatches, and the Revealer. A former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, she has been involved in numerous international ecumenical dialogues, and with the Templeton foundation's project on Global Pentecostalism, housed at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.

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Recent Articles

Fighting Faith: African American Athletes and Conversion

The race for acceptance and acknowledgment begins with the recognition that at times faith and political action go hand in hand Read More »

G-d Gave This Land to Us

It became clear that history was yesterday in Israel and in every way it played a role in current policy Read More »

Is Greed Good?

Is greed necessary to uphold the global system of financial markets, philanthropy, and trade? Read More »