Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916

Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916

by Lester Ruth

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Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916 by Lester Ruth


The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history that can inform and enrich worship practices today. In this third volume, Longing for Jesus, Lester Ruth vividly portrays a prominent African-American holiness church in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early twentieth century.

Ruth's rich selection of primary documents presents readers with a vibrant snapshot of this dynamic church and its pastor, Charles Price Jones, caught between factors that threatened the existence of the congregation itself: Jim Crow racism, conflicting visions for the church, appropriate Christian piety, and social aspirations. In the midst of conflicts inside and outside, the church fought to create a space where it could worship Jesus as it saw fit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802869494
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Lester Ruth is Research Professor of Christian Worship atDuke Divinity School and an instructor in liturgicalhistory at the Robert E. Webber Institute for WorshipStudies.

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