History and Heritage of African-American Churches A Way Out of No Way

ISBN-10: 1557788936

ISBN-13: 9781557788931

Edition: 2011

Authors: L. H. Whelchel
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Road Ahead
Our Mother
The African Origins of Humanity and Civilization
The African Defenders of the Faith
Discussion & Review Questions
Christianity in Transition
Roman Imperial Christianity
African Developments Apart from Foreign Invasions and Colonization from 300 to 1450 C.E.
Discussion & Review Questions
The European Slave Trade
Prelude to the Great Calamity
The Middle Passage from Freedom to Slavery
The American Practice of Slavery
Discussion & Review Questions
The Conversion of Enslaved Africans to the Practice of American Christianity
Africa's First Encounter with Christian America
Conversion and the Inspiration to Literacy
The Silver Bluff Awakening
The Age of the Heroic Preachers 1750-1800
The Historical Role of Women in the Black Church
Discussion & Review Questions
The Black Church and Black Reconstruction
The Emergence of Independent Black Churches and Preachers
The South as a Field of Mission
Black Preachers as Political Leaders During Reconstruction
The Determination and Drive to Establish Independent Black Churches
Discussion & Review Questions
The Struggle in the Wilderness
The Emergence of Color Consciousness and Elitism among African Americans: Background to the Plessy v. Ferguson Travesty
From Slavery to Peonage in the Post-Reconstruction South
The Great Migration and the Initiation of the Civil Rights Movement
The Emergence of Nonconformists, Radicals, and Militants in the African-American Religious Experience
The Rise of Grassroots Protests Leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Decision
Discussion & Review Questions
The Civil Rights Movement as an Outgrowth of the Black Church
The Montgomery Bus Boycott-The Empowerment of a Movement and the Coming of a Leader
Confronting the Philistines-The Struggle to Bring Social Justice to Birmingham
Gathering of the Masses-The Spiritual Power Base of the Movement
Black Power Emerges out of the Movement
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference-The Black Church as the Institutional Center of the Movement
Discussion & Review Questions
Conclusions
The People Were Burdened with a Great Oppression
And So God Called Them to Preach to the People
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary of Selected Terms
Index
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