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Mighty Like a River The Black Church and Social Reform

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ISBN-10: 0195161793

ISBN-13: 9780195161793

Edition: 2003

Authors: Andrew Billingsley

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Throughout the history of the African American people, the black church has proved their strongest resource when confronting adversity. This book charts the role of this church, from the founding of Sierra Leone in the 1790s, to the community outreach programmes of urban America today.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Evolution of the Black Church As Agent of Social Reform
The Storm Is Passing Over: The Black Church in Perspective
If Tombstones Could Talk: The Evolution of the Black Church in Savannah
General Sherman and the Black Church
The Crisis of Emancipation and Reconstruction in Savannah
Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah
First African Baptist Church, Richmond: Seedbed of Social Reform
The Contemporary Black Church Reaches Out to the Community
New-Time Religion
The Black Church and the Male Youth Crisis
The Black Church Confronts the HIV/AIDS Crisis
A Tale of Two Cities: Black Churches in Denver and Atlanta
Often Seen, Seldom Called: The Legacy of Jerena Lee
Twelve Gates to the City
Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian
One More River to Cross: The Black Church Faces the Future
Project Advisory Committee Members
Studying Contemporary Black Churches
Tables
Notes
References
Index