African American Christian Worship

ISBN-10: 0687646227
ISBN-13: 9780687646227
Edition: 2nd 2007
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Description: In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship , Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 158
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship , Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical styles. She expands her discussion of ritual practices in African communities and clarifies some of the ritual use of music in worship. In keeping with recent congregational practices, Dr. Costen will also provide general orders of worship suitable for a variety of denominational settings.

Preface: A Call to Worship
A Theology of African American Worship
The African Religious Heritage
Worship in the Invisible Institution
Praise House Worship
Rituals, Sacraments, and Ordinances
Origins and Practices of African American Denominations and Congregations
How Music, Preaching, and Prayer Shape Contemporary African American Worship
Worship as Empowerment
Appendix
Notes
Index

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