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9780687646227

African American Christian Worship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780687646227

  • ISBN10:

    0687646227

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

Pastors and congregations are seeking "liturgical renewal"--ways to enourage wholeness, freedom, and spontaneity in worship while remaining faithful to the gospel. In this book, Melva Wilson Costen demonstrates how the characteristics of traditional African American worship can enrich the worship experience.

Author Biography

Melva Wilson Costen became the Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Call to Worship
A Theology of African American Worshipp. 1
The African Religious Heritagep. 13
Worship in the Invisible Institutionp. 25
Praise House Worshipp. 39
Rituals, Sacraments, and Ordinancesp. 45
Origins and Practices of African American Denominations and Congregationsp. 65
How Music, Preaching, and Prayer Shape Contemporary African American Worshipp. 79
Worship as Empowermentp. 105
Appendixp. 127
Notesp. 129
Indexp. 139
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