Leah Payne

Leah Payne

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

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Leah Payne

Introduction

Dr. Leah Payne joined George Fox University's William Penn Honors Program, College of Christian Studies, and Portland Seminary - where she directs the Center for Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology Practice - in the fall of 2016. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Dr. Payne taught at George Fox Evangelical Seminary as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Louisville Institute (2014-2016). An alumna of George Fox University (B.A.), Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.T.S.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A.; Ph.D.), her research and teaching interests include American religious innovation, religion and popular culture, gender, race, and class construction, hermeneutics, and performance theory. Her first book, Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century (Palgrave, 2015) won the 2016 Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies Book Award and her second book explores the development of political theology within American Pentecostalism. In 2015, she and three other colleagues received a Lilly Endowment, Inc. High School Youth Theology Initiative grant to co-found Theologia: The George Fox University Summer Theology Institute beginning in 2017. In her spare time, Dr. Payne blogs about coffee, television, and religious studies at: leahpayne.blogspot.com

Academic Background

Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University, M.A.
Vanderbilt University, M.T.S.
George Fox University, B.A.

Expertise and Research Interests

American religious innovation, religion and popular culture, gender, race, and class construction, hermeneutics, and performance theory

Research Bibliography and Select Presentations

Books

Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Articles and Book Chapters

Daniel Brunner and Leah Payne. “Exploring Pietism As an Intermediary for Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology (Spring, 2017).

“‘Author Meets Critics’: Reflections on Leah Payne’s Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)” in Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, forthcoming.

“‘The Roar of Thunder and the Sweetness of a Woman’: Gender Construction and Ritualized Acts in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Revivalism,” Journal of Ritual Studies, Forthcoming.

“‘New Voices’: Pentecostal Preachers from 1890 – 1930,” in Mark J. Cartledge and A. J. Swoboda (eds.), Scripting Pentecost: A Study of Pentecostals, Worship and Liturgy. Routledge, 2016.

“‘Pants Don’t Make Preachers’: Fashion and Gender Construction in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Revivalism,” Fashion Theory 19.1 (2015).

“‘Fully Equipped’: Pentecostals, Theology, Technology,” in Lee Roy Martin (ed.), Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Preaching. Centre for Pentecostal Theology Press, 2015.

Linda Ambrose and Leah Payne.  “Reflections on the Potential of Gender Theory for Pentecostal History,” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 36.1 (2014): 1-19.

Encyclopedic Entries

“International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.” In Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States.  Edited by George Thomas Kurian & Mark A. Lamport.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2016).

“Kathryn Kuhlman.” In Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States.  Edited by George Thomas Kurian & Mark A. Lamport.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2016).

“Maria Beulah Woodworth-Etter.” In Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States.  Edited by George Thomas Kurian & Mark A. Lamport.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2016).

Book Reviews

Moslener, Sara. Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American AdolescenceAmerican Historical Review (Forthcoming).

Clifton, Shane, and Jacqueline Grey, eds., Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts, Pneuma, The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies Vol. 33 (No. 1 2011): 152-153. 

Yong, Amos, and Estrelda Alexander, eds., Phillips Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, Pneuma, The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies Vol. 31 (No. 2 2009): 312-313.

John Christopher Thomas, The Spirit of the New Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  Vol. 69 (October, 2007): 838-840.

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