Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith / Edition 1by Marla F. Frederick
To be a black woman of faith in the American South is to understand and experience spirituality in a particular way. How this understanding expresses itself in everyday practices of faith is the subject of Between Sundays, an innovative work that takes readers beyond common misconceptions and narrow assumptions about black religion and into the actual/i>… See more details below
To be a black woman of faith in the American South is to understand and experience spirituality in a particular way. How this understanding expresses itself in everyday practices of faith is the subject of Between Sundays, an innovative work that takes readers beyond common misconceptions and narrow assumptions about black religion and into the actual complexities of African American women's spiritual lives.
Gracefully combining narrative, interviews, and analysis, this book explores the personal, political, and spiritual commitments of a group of Baptist women whose experiences have been informed by the realities of life in a rural, southern community. In these lives, "spirituality" emerges as a space for creative agency, of vital importance to the ways in which these women interpret, inform, and reshape their social conditions--conditions often characterized by limited access to job opportunities, health care, and equitable schooling. In the words of these women, and in Marla F. Frederick's deft analysis, we see how spiritualityexpressed as gratitude, empathy, or righteous discontentoperates as a transformative power in women's interactions with others, and in their own more intimate renegotiations of self.
- University of California Press
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Table of Contents
First Sunday Introduction
Revival: Strange Meetings
Monday "Of the Meaning of Progress"
Tuesday Gratitude and Empathy
Revival: Reading Church History
Wednesday Righteous Discontent
Revival: "Are We a Church or a Social Change Organization?"
Thursday Televangelism (and Shifting Discourses of Progress)
Revival : "Loosed Women"
Friday Financial Priorities
Saturday Sexual Politics
Second Sunday Conclusion
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