The Resource God, Harlem U.S.A. : the Father Divine story, Jill Watts

God, Harlem U.S.A. : the Father Divine story, Jill Watts

Label
God, Harlem U.S.A. : the Father Divine story
Title
God, Harlem U.S.A.
Title remainder
the Father Divine story
Statement of responsibility
Jill Watts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did an African-American man born in a ghetto in 1879 rise to such social and religious prominence that his followers addressed letters to him simply "God, Harlem U.S.A."?"--BOOK JACKET. "Using hitherto unknown materials, Jill Watts portrays the life and career of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing religious leaders, Father Divine. Starting as an itinerant preacher, Father Divine built an unprecedented movement that by the 1930s had spread across the nation and around the world, attracting a wide variety of followers. As his ministry grew, so did the controversy surrounding his enormous wealth, flamboyant style, and committed "angels"--black and white, rich and poor."--BOOK JACKET. "Here for the first time a full account of Father Divine's childhood and early years challenges previous contentions that he was born into a sharecropping family in the deep South. Where earlier biographers have concentrated on Father Divine's social and economic programs, Watts focuses on his theology, which gives new meaning to secular activities that often appeared inconsistent and contradictory."--BOOK JACKET. "Father Divine developed a syncretic religion composed of African-American traditions, Catholicism, Methodism, Pentecostalism, and the power of positive thinking, or New Thought, a forerunner of the New Age religions popular today. He taught followers to channel his spirit to achieve health, prosperity, and salvation. By focusing on mind power and positive thinking, Father Divine offered those suffering from racism and economic dislocation an ideology that promised success through self-mastery."--BOOK JACKET. "Although much has been written about Father Divine, God, Harlem U.S.A. finally provides a balanced and intimate account of his life's work. This is the story of a religious movement from its charismatic leader to its dedicated followers and their impact on American life."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Jill
Dewey number
  • 299/.93
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BX7350
LC item number
.W38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Father Divine
  • Peace Mission Movement
  • African American clergy
Target audience
adult
Label
God, Harlem U.S.A. : the Father Divine story, Jill Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • I AM DIVINE
  • 6.
  • These Outside Directions
  • 7.
  • As a Sample and as an Example
  • 8.
  • A Kingdom without a Spot or a Wrinkle
  • 1.
  • According to the Flesh
  • 2.
  • Nothing but GOD
  • 3.
  • Carrying the Message
  • 4.
  • In This Dining Room
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 249 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520074552
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91021662
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM23939915
  • CARL023939915 1
Label
God, Harlem U.S.A. : the Father Divine story, Jill Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • I AM DIVINE
  • 6.
  • These Outside Directions
  • 7.
  • As a Sample and as an Example
  • 8.
  • A Kingdom without a Spot or a Wrinkle
  • 1.
  • According to the Flesh
  • 2.
  • Nothing but GOD
  • 3.
  • Carrying the Message
  • 4.
  • In This Dining Room
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 249 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520074552
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91021662
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM23939915
  • CARL023939915 1

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