A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today. Arlene Sanchez-Walsh is Associate Professor of Latino Church Studies at Azusa Pacific University. Krista Tippett spoke with her on June 22, 2007 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Sanchez-Walsh was in a recording studio at public radio station KPCC in Pasadena, CA. This interview is included in our show "Reviving Sister Aimee." See more at www.onbeing.org/program/reviving-sister-aimee/166
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