By Marie W. Dallam
Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace based the United condominium of Prayer for every person in Wareham, Massachusetts, in 1919. This charismatic church has been considered as some of the most severe Pentecostal sects within the kingdom. as well as attention-getting maneuvers reminiscent of donning crimson fits with glitzy jewellery, procuring excessive profile genuine property, and carrying out baptisms in urban streets with a fireplace hose, the fancy Grace seemingly authorized tremendous donations from his poverty-stricken fans and used the cash to stay lavishly. It was once assumed through many who Grace used to be the charismatic glue that held his church jointly, and that when he used to be long gone the establishment may crumble. as an alternative, following his 1960 demise there has been a interval of misunderstanding, restructuring, and streamlining. this present day the home of Prayer is still an energetic church with a countrywide club within the tens of thousands.
Daddy Grace: a star Preacher and His condo of Prayer heavily examines the spiritual nature of the home of Prayer, the scale of Grace’s management recommendations, and the connections among his frequently ostentatious acts and the intentional infrastructure of the home of Prayer. moreover, woven throughout the textual content are analyses of the race, category, and gender matters take place in the home of Prayer constitution less than Grace’s aegis.
Marie W. Dallam right here deals either a non secular background of the home of Prayer as an establishment and an highbrow background of its colourful and enigmatic leader.
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Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity) by Marie W. Dallam