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Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287273

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001

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“If God be for you, who can be against you?”

“If God be for you, who can be against you?”

Persecution and Vindication of the Church of God in Christ during World War I

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(p.32) 2 “If God be for you, who can be against you?”
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Theodore Kornweibel,

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0003

This chapter explains how during the First World War the Bureau of Investigation (the FBI’s official name at the time) targeted the Church of God in Christ, one of the nation's largest Pentecostal denominations. The author Theodore Kornweibel, who has written extensively on the Federal government’s campaigns against black militancy in the period during and following World War I, examines the nature and consequences of this episode that marked the Bureau's first formal engagement with an American religious community.

Keywords:   Church of God in Christ, Bishop Charles Mason, World War I, Germany

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