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Stackhouse, Jr., ed., No Other Gods Before Me? Such usage implied that the founders of the COGIC and other denominations initially envisioned a church organized in parallel structures of both male and female overseers. (18) The adoption of the terminology associated with episcopally governed churches reflected both the Baptist roots of their leadership and a Presbyterian tendency toward "more or less sharing power between the laity and the clergy." (19) Gilkes has determined that these black church women transformed their autonomy into a form of power best described as "influence," and "created a pluralist political structure in an episcopally governed church where pluralism was never intended." (20) This autonomous, parallel structure more closely resembled the dual sex political systems characteristic of some West African societies than the patriarchal episcopal polities or European origin.

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Publisher: Albury Publishing (July 2000)

ISBN: 1577781953

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