Joy Unspeakable

Joy Unspeakable

by Barbara A. Holmes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800636430

ISBN-13: 9780800636432

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Holmes's research - through oral histories, church records, and written accounts - details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.  See more details below

Overview

Holmes's research - through oral histories, church records, and written accounts - details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636432
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
999,835
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : an unlikely legacy1
1Contemplation : a cultural and spiritual history24
2Retrieving lost legacies : contemplation in West Africa47
3Every shut eye ain't sleep : the inner life during slavery68
4Come ye disconsolate : contemplation in Black church congregational life90
5Joy comes in the morning : contemplative themes in African American biblical interpretation119
6Ain't gonna let nobody turn us around : contemplation, activism, and praxis138
7At the crossroads : secular reclamations of the contemplative life169
Afterword : toward a future together184

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