Taking down Their Harps: Black Catholics in the United States

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751745
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States
Introduction: We've Come This Far by Faith: Black Catholics and Their Church 1
Pt. I Historical Context
1 God of Our Weary Years: Black Catholics in American Catholic History 17
Pt. II Aspects of Black Catholic Theology
2 Through the Eyes of Faith: The Seventh Principle of the Nguzo Saba and the Beatitudes of Matthew 49
3 Inculturating Jesus: A Search for Dynamic Images for the Mission of the Church among African Americans 68
4 And When We Speak: To Be Black, Catholic, and Womanist 102
5 Method in Emerging Black Catholic Theology 120
Pt. III Ethical Implications
6 The Case for Catholic Support: Catholic Social Ethics and Environmental Justice 147
7 Between "Lord, Have Mercy!" and "Thank You, Jesus!": Liturgical Renewal and African American Catholic Assemblies 163
Pt. IV Pastoral and Liturgical Implications
8 Black Spirituality 179
9 Black Catechesis: Catching the Flame and Passing It On 199
10 The Oral African Tradition Versus the Ocular Western Tradition: The Spirit in Worship 232
11 Varietates Legitimae and an African-American Liturgical Tradition 247
Conclusion: Speaking the Truth: Black Catholics in the United States 281
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  • Posted November 17, 2010

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    A Collection of Theological Essays from Black Catholics

    This is more a collection of theological essays on the experience of Black Catholics in the United States than a sociological-historical reflection. Nevertheless, while the authors assume a certain amount of theological background in their readers, the essays are noteworthy for their contribution to Catholic thought from those who are Black Americans. For those more interested in a general history of Black Catholics in the United States, check out the book by that same name by Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB.

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