African American Christian Worship / Edition 2

African American Christian Worship / Edition 2

by Melva Wilson Costen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0687646227

ISBN-13: 9780687646227

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Abingdon Press

In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship, Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical…  See more details below

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In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship, Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical styles. She expands her discussion of ritual practices in African communities and clarifies some of the ritual use of music in worship. In keeping with recent congregational practices, Dr. Costen will also provide general orders of worship suitable for a variety of denominational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687646227
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
Paperback
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
564,593
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Preface: A Call to Worship11
Ch. 1A Theology of African American Worship13
Ch. 2The African Religious Heritage25
Ch. 3Worship in the Invisible Institution36
Ch. 4Praise House Worship50
Ch. 5Rituals, Sacraments, and Ordinances56
Ch. 6Origins and Practices of African American Denominations and Congregations77
Ch. 7How Music, Preaching, and Prayer Shape Contemporary African American Worship91
Ch. 8Worship as Empowerment118
Appendix142
Notes144
Index159

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