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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 The Hymnal of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Jon Michael Spencer The most recent hymnological endeavor of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church is The Hymnal of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1990
...H. C. Jackson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 66 The Path of the Christian God had to have a mortal; the record of God Showed that Job was a perfect and upright man, None in earth like him. God had to have a man, And He selected Job. Chorus The path of the Christian was made...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
...N. Lynne Westfield; Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Theomusicology and Christian Education: Spirituality and the Ethics of Control in the Rap of Hammer N. Lynne Westfield and Harold Dean Trulear In his important essay "On Afro-American Popular Music: From...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 1994
...J. Nathan Corbitt Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Dynamism in African Christian Music: The Search for Identity and Self-Expression f. Nathan Corbitt We are like a strange beast with three heads-one looks perpetually behind, one looks steadily under our feet, and the third...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 170–176.
Published: 01 March 1992
... ancestors had to hear the sounds of their bodies and the rest of creation, and realize the power and mystery of these sounds. With the help of Paul Winter we had been given "ears to hear." Leaming to Hear Why do so many Christian communities-particularly white Christian communities in North America...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 5–48.
Published: 01 September 1993
... churches, to identify obstacles preventing the cultural contextualization of Christianity in our churches, and to devise practical strategies for encouraging liturgical renewal. Our objective was to have the Association of Christian Lay Centers in Africa (ACLCA), which sponsored the conference, be able...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 35–44.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Stephen H. Martin © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 African Church Music: The Genesis of an Acculturative Style Stephen H. Martin* One area in which Western influences have been deeply felt in African culture has been in the development of music in the Christian Church...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): ix–xii.
Published: 01 September 1993
... was held in Malawi, in the city of Blantyre, November 9-19, 1992. The conference convened at the Grace Bandawe Conference Center, owned and operated by the Blantyre synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), and was sponsored by the Association of Christian Lay Centers in Africa (ACLCA...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 27.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 8 Love Love is the Christian's strongest tower Where weary ones may fly; There to receive sufficient power To reach celestial skies. 2 Love makes the Christian pathway bright Which leads to perfect days; It makes the heavy...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 250–252.
Published: 01 March 1992
... account for the privileged role of sexual activity in our society? What is its significance for Christians? This past week I lectured at a high school in Brooklyn and received a rude awakening: I discovered that suicide, not sex, was the major issue on the minds of a majority of the students I encountered...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Foreword In the early Church, there were those who believed that only Jews could become Christians...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 March 1992
... prohibited slaves from worshipping their gods because they feared it might lead to a nostalgic wish to return home or to an endless series of revolts. And at first slaveowners also denied their slaves access to the local Christian religion; for they had rationalized the purchase and working of slaves...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... the contradictions of being human. He highlights what it means to be both spiritual and carnal."4 Eventually shifting emphasis, the article proceeds to discuss the priestly nature of the theological study of popular music: Spencer believes the Christian church can better evangelize today's youths and minister...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... of these melodies received the plaudits of the public and the unstinted praise of musical critics. But there is more heart than art in these songs. The noble Christian sentiment in them has filled more hearts than Longfellow's with "strange emotion A little child listening to the Jubilee Singers burst into tears...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 239–253.
Published: 01 March 1994
... and dances on MTV) . It seems that the youth leaders heard me complaining about critics who are tone deaf to theological nuances in popular music and about Christians who seek to combat racism, sexism, and economic injustice but are unaware of the value of building alliances with certain aspects of secular...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 254–264.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Robert M. Shelton Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Doing Theology with Willie Nelson Robert M. Shelton The eminent theologian Karl Barth writes in his renowned Church Dogmatics: "Dogmatics is the self-examination of the Christian church in respect of the content...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 1992
... father April r, 1984, in a tragic, and as yet unexplained, incident). First and foremost, Gaye was a Christian artist. He was also one of the most gifted performers produced by the Afro-American religious experience. Raised in his father's Pentecostal church, located in the East Capitol projects...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
... until his 16 BlackSacred Music death, was one of the few theologians of music in recent times. But he also argued for this essentially restraining role of theology over music. In Church Music and the Christian Faith, Routley developed his argument for the music of J. S. Bach as most fully meeting...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 78–91.
Published: 01 March 1994
... discourse, God cannot be objectified. The word God circumscribes, first of all, a concern of essence, not of existence. In Judea-Christian terms, however, God can be viewed in the context of existence and materia (creation/incarnation). Now, without any doubt it can be said that music has material aspects...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Willie J. Jennings © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 When Mahalia Sings: The Black Singer of Sacred Song as Icon Willie J. Jennings Icons and icon theology are for the most part foreign to Protestant Christianity, including the black church and black theology. However, iconic...