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The Black church : this is our story, this is our song / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"In this tender and expansive reckoning with the meaning of the Black Church in America, Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity and the transatlantic slave trade to today's political landscape. At road's end, and after Gates's distinctive meditation on the churches of his childhood, we emerge with a new understanding of the importance of African American religion to the larger national narrative--as a center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as a magnet for political mobilization, as an incubator of musical and oratorical talent that would transform the culture, and as a crucible for working through the Black community's most critical personal and social issues." -- from the publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 277.3008996 GAT 2021 (Text) 33892100726893 Adult New Books Book None 03/09/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984880338
  • ISBN: 1984880330
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 278 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The freedom faith -- A nation within a nation -- Speakers of the word -- God will make a way -- Crisis of faith -- Epilogue. On the Holy Ghost : the beautiful and the sublime, the vision and the trance -- Appendix. Great voices in the African American preaching tradition.
Summary, etc.:
"In this tender and expansive reckoning with the meaning of the Black Church in America, Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity and the transatlantic slave trade to today's political landscape. At road's end, and after Gates's distinctive meditation on the churches of his childhood, we emerge with a new understanding of the importance of African American religion to the larger national narrative--as a center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as a magnet for political mobilization, as an incubator of musical and oratorical talent that would transform the culture, and as a crucible for working through the Black community's most critical personal and social issues." -- from the publisher.
Subject: African American churches > History.
African Americans > Religion > History.
RELIGION / Christianity / General.

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