Daughters of Thunder Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, 1850-1979

ISBN-10: 0787909181

ISBN-13: 9780787909185

Edition: 1998

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A priceless reference work in the history of Christian preaching that will revitalize the preaching of the twenty first century.--Cheryl TownsAnd Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur associate professor of African American studies and sociology, Colby College This historic collection of never-before-published sermons by African American women preachers gives voice to the long-ignored founding mothers of the African American church. It provides long overdue access to the original text of the sermons coupled with expert contextual analysis by Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, a respected scholar of African American history.These sermons reveal women of great faith, courage, and wisdom and cover a range of topics, from racial and gAnder discrimination in the church and society to the tenets of their shared theology. Addressing causes and issues of Anduring importance, these sermons still resonate today and help us to understand the past. In a special chapter, Collier-Thomas tells the story of the earliest black women preachers who, while their sermons have yet to be unearthed, greatly influenced both their contemporaries and those who followed by their courageous claiming of the pulpit. Daughters of Thunder sheds new light on an important chapter in American history. Preachers will find within these pages inspiration for their own sermons. Bettye Collier-Thomas is associate professor of history and director of the Temple University Center for African American History and Culture.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Bettye Collier-Thomas is Professor of History and Director of the Center for African-American History and Culture at Temple University. She is the author of Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons and co-author, with V.P. Franklin, of My Soul is a Witness: A Chronology of the Civil Rights Era, 1954-1965.

Introduction: The Power of Black Women Preachers Textual Note Rising Above Adversity: The Struggle to Preach
Pursuing a Ministry Ordained by God, 1850-1900
Women Who Paved the Way
A `Threshing' Sermon (1851) Christian Perfection (1894)
The Man (ca 1874-1892) Jesus Weeping over Jerusalem (ca 1874-1892)
Zion's Mission Work (1898)
Claiming the Power of the Pulpit, 1900-1979
Hope (1898 and 1945) The FriAnds of Wickedness (1909) Antipathy to Women Preachers (ca. 1930) If I Were White (1941) Christian Perfection (1926) Conversion (1931) Woman, the Builder of Her House (1909) Looking Backward and Forward (1943) Leaning the Wrong Way (1934)
The Wages of Sin Is Death (1922)
Ella Eugene Whitfield: Salvation Is a Discovery Found in Jesus Christ (1926) Making a Home a Safe Place for All That Enter Its Doors (1926)
What Are We Going to Do with the Children? (1927) Thousands Losing Faith in the Church (1927)
Get the Right Ticket (1927)
Was a Woman Called to Preach? Yes! (ca. 1930s) Is Jesus God the Father or Is He the Son of God? (ca. 1931) What Is Holiness? A Complete Life in Christ (ca. 1930s)
Who Shall Be Able to Stand? (1934) Can These Bones Live? (1934) The Economic Persecution (1935) And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (1935)
Ministers Are Examples (1935)
The Woman in the Ministry of Jesus Christ (1940)
What Woman Is (1948)
Male and Female He Created Them (1978) Women Seeking Admission to Holy OrdersCAs Crucifers Carrying the Cross (1974) Mary Has Chosen the Best Part (1977) The Holy Spirit (1977) The Gift of the Holy Spirit (1977) The Dilemma of the Minority Christian (1974) Salvation and Liberation (1979) Can These Bones Live Again (1978)
Epilogue: Forging Ahead Toward Equality
Selected Bibliography
Thematic Index of Sermons
Epilogue: Forging Ahead Toward Equality
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