Walkin' the Talk: Keepin' the Faith in Africentric Congregations

Walkin' the Talk: Keepin' the Faith in Africentric Congregations

by Julia M. Speller
     
 

"Historically Black churches, says Julia Speller, have stood in the gap providing not only a place of worship but also sources of mutual aid, educational encouragement, and cultural identity for their members in a society that denied them full rights as American citizens. But today, many congregations still struggle with what it means to be both Black and Christian." …  See more details below

Overview

"Historically Black churches, says Julia Speller, have stood in the gap providing not only a place of worship but also sources of mutual aid, educational encouragement, and cultural identity for their members in a society that denied them full rights as American citizens. But today, many congregations still struggle with what it means to be both Black and Christian." "Realizing this challenge has both a cultural (Black) and a spiritual (Christian) basis, Walkin' the Talk seeks to identify a practical spirituality that will assist Black congregations as they try to embrace both their cultural identity and their spirituality." The book takes a look at three diverse congregations - Imani Temple Christian Fellowship, First Afrikan Presbyterian Church, and Trinity United Church of Christ - to offer readers a glimpse into these settings to see how they have successfully merged their faith and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829815221
Publisher:
Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

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