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The Gaithers and Southern GospelHomecoming in the Twenty-First Century$
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Ryan P. Harper

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496810908

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.001.0001

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Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the Choir

Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Intraevangelicalism

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(p.142) 4 Preaching to the Choir
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The Gaithers and Southern Gospel
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Ryan P. Harper

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0005

Chapter four focuses on Gloria Gaither, the principal lyricist in the Gaither duo and the chief scriptwriter for most Homecoming videos and products. Gloria is a monumental yet marginal presence in the Homecoming world, as are her theological contributions. The chapter explores how Gloria—as woman, as artist—simultaneously expands and fortifies the boundaries of Homecoming evangelicalism and theology—primarily through her careful augmentations of conservative evangelical tropes.

Keywords:   Gloria Gaither, Evangelical women, Evangelical theology, Homecomings, evangelicalism

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