Come Sunday: The Liturgy of Zion


Companion to Songs of Zion; discusses liturgical time, spirituals, gospel songs; includes Scripture/ lectionary index.
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Companion to Songs of Zion; discusses liturgical time, spirituals, gospel songs; includes Scripture/ lectionary index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687088843
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,281,438
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 13
Acknowledgments 17
I Introduction: God Sends Sunday 21
II Come Sunday 27
The Importance of Sunday 27
Sunday and Slavery: Time on the Cross 28
The Importance of Time in Christian Worship 30
The Black Church and the Lord's Day 31
The Liturgy of Zion and the Lectionary 34
III The Black Church: A Mirror of Tragedy and a Vision of Hope 37
Christianizing the Africans 38
The Black Church Born: A Response to the American Dilemma 40
A Spiritual Response to the American Dilemma: Birth of the African Churches 42
IV The Liturgy of Zion: The Soul of Black Worship 45
Black Worship and Black Theology 45
Songs of the Soil and the Soul 46
Black Worship and White Fundamentalism 47
Toward a Definition of Black Worship: The Re-shaping of Worship 48
Is Black Worship Distinctive? 49
Ritual: "What Meaneth These Stones?" 51
Music: Is There a Song? 54
V Black Preaching and Its Message: "Is There Any Word from the Lord?" 59
Black Preaching and Black Theology 59
The Black Preacher as Leader 60
The Role of Black Preaching in Worship 61
Black Preaching Characterized 62
A Plea for Preaching: "There Is a Word from the Lord" 70
VI The Songs of Zion in the Liturgy of Zion 73
The Variety of Songs of Zion 73
Negro Spirituals 74
Negro Spirituals and the Old Testament 74
Hymns 75
Gospel Songs 77
VII Songs of Zion and Liturgical Time 79
Easter 79
Easter Day (First Sunday of Easter) 79
Second Sunday of Easter ("Thomas Sunday") 80
Third Sunday of Easter ("Meal Sunday") 80
The Great Fifty Days 80
Fourth Sunday of Easter ("Good Shepherd Sunday") 81
Fifth Sunday of Easter 81
Sixth Sunday of Easter 82
Seventh Sunday of Easter ("Ascension Day") 82
Pentecost 82
Lent 83
Holy Week 85
Christmas 86
Advent 87
VIII The Spirituals in Songs of Zion 89
IX How to Sing the Songs of Zion 125
Hymns 125
Negro Spirituals and Afro-American Liberation Songs 129
Gospel Songs 134
Songs for Special Occasions 139
Service Music 142
X Afterword: When Sunday Comes: "Walk Together Children" 145
A Liturgy 151
Discography 157
Selected Bibliography 161
Notes 165
Scripture Index to Songs of Zion 167
Topical Index to Songs of Zion 169
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