Book Review: Pope-Levison's Building the Old Time Religion

My review of Priscilla Pope-Levison's Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (New York: NYUP, 2014) is available at the Seedbed blog. Here is an excerpt:

For those of us who are only familiar with names like Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Dwight Moody, Billy Sunday, and Billy Graham, it is time to learn of their forgotten female peers such as Maria Woodworth-Etter, Martha Moore Avery, Alma White, Evangeline Booth, and Florence Louise Crawford.This study concludes with the work of Aimee Semple McPherson, the better-known evangelist and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, but without these other women we may not have ever had McPherson. These women were her precursors who worked outside the established structures that denied them ordination and who were denied other opportunities because of their gender.

You can read the full thing here.