Aimee Semple McPherson

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United States evangelist (born in Canada) noted for her extravagant religious services (1890-1944)


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That gravity wore faces that changed almost as soon as you thought you'd caught them: Charley Patton or Charlie Parker, Howlin' Wolf or Cecil Taylor, Asger Jorn or Bruce Conner, Aimee Semple McPherson or Lenny Bruce, tricksters all.
Gurdjieff, the feminist evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and the prosperity-minded African-American minister Father Divine preached new religious ideas to big followings.
Her gallery consists of Grover Cleveland, Aimee Semple McPherson, Ted Kennedy, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Bill Clinton, and Cardinal Law, with cameo appearances from Jimmy Carter, Ted Haggard, Mark Foley, and David Vitter.
But she's a lawmaker, elected with a total of 8,815 votes(!), and when an elected lawmaker denies constitutional reality and becomes Aimee Semple McPherson, people notice.
Pentecostals from Aimee Semple McPherson to Pat Robertson are partly to blame for this--with a striving to be in this world but not of it that sometimes borders on the bizarre and sensational.
But news-sleuths were already raising difficult questions about "Sister" Aimee Semple McPherson, who had last been seen in a fetching swim-suit taking a dip in the ocean.
Public television's historical programs were deconstructed and critiqued by historian Matt Sutton (Oakland University) and producer Linda Garland, who presented clips from their upcoming documentary on celebrity evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who vanished from a California beach only to reappear six weeks later with unbelievable tales of kidnapping and escape.
But this first of two collaborations with Pomeranz--the second, "Hurricane Aimee," about evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, is slated for production this summer--is sadly lacking in genuine warmth or infectious sentimental uplift.
Then there was the evangelist-reformer, Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, who started her church of The Foursquare Gospel, built temples, and was headline material for years.
Storytelling and preaching: A case study of Aimee Semple McPherson. Religious Communication Today, 9, 28-36.
From Megaphones to Microphones brings together more than fifty speeches or excerpts from speeches from 48 women; some well known such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Church Terrell, Jane Addams, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Day, Rachel Carson, Margaret Sanger and Mary McLoud Bethune; some who would be well known to narrower audiences such as Maida Springer-Kemp, Frances Perkins, Margaret Chase Smith, Dorothy Thompson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and Pauli Murray; and some whose names today would be unrecognized by all but a select few.
His "from the pew" observations of Billy Sunday, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Jennings Bryan found that they differed, at bottom, only in the "flabbergasting caterwauling" of their preaching.
Szasz helpfully portrays people like Aimee Semple McPherson, Rabbi William S.
As a child, he shined shoes, sold papers and preached with radio evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. He went to drama school and began appearing in stage productions at 18.
Probably the best-known AG minister in the early days was the flamboyant Aimee Semple McPherson. Sister Amiee, as she was known, joined the AG in 1919 and dedicated the 5,300-seat Angelus Temple in Los Angeles in 1925 (shortly after surrendering her AG ministerial credentials).