Estrelda Alexander

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Estrelda Y. Alexander, a political theologian, sociologist, and minister is president of William Joseph Seymour Foundation which she founded in 2010. Previously, she served as Associate Dean of Community Life at Wesley Theological Seminary, before leaving to serve on the faculty at Regent University School of Divinity faculty.


Other published works include Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism; Black Fire Reader: A Documentary Resource on African American Pentecostalism; Limited Liberty: The Ministry and Legacy of Four Pentecostal Women Pioneers; and The Women of Azusa Street. She also co-edited two works (with Amos Yong) Phillip’s Daughters: Women in the Pentecostal Movement and Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture. Volume one of her three-volume Dictionary of Pan African Pentecostalism was released in 2018. She has authored over thirty essays and journal articles.

Dr. Alexander received her B.A. in Sociology from Howard University, her M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University, her M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. in Political Theology from The Catholic University of America.


The Will to Power                                                                                          The Other Pentecostalism

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The Women of Azusa Street                              Limited Liberty                                The Spirit of the Lord

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The Letters to the Seven Churches                                                                     Mother Horn of Harlem

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