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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 164–168.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Composer Needs Determination and Faith Biographical The composer's chief need is for something that no one but himself can give him. Naturally, he must have talent something to say and a burning urge to say it. Beyond that, he needs...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 113.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 64 Press On, 0 Faithful Ones 1 Press on, o faithful ones, press on, Don't give the struggle up, For there awaits a crown of life , For all who'll overcome. When the paths of life are strewn with thorns , And troubles...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 1987
..." and Pauline theology with language from spirituals and extant hymnody, a constructive hermeneutic was derived for the charism of tongue-song which filled the Biblical void. The thirteen issues of The Apostolic Faith (September 1906-May 1908), the newspaper of the Azusa Street Gospel Mission, document the Acts...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 75–80.
Published: 01 September 1994
... canon of our faith remains open to the children of Africa in modem-day America. God continues to do a new thing in our midst; there yet remains an empowering and enabling word. In the biblical letter to the Hebrews we find that well-known litany of saints, martyrs, and other beloved witnesses. Here...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 43–63.
Published: 01 September 1994
... stories and personal narratives across the diaspora. This essay examines one family story that focuses on the motifs of faith and race. I explore faith in the teller's story while observing how this same motif is represented within the oral tradition of black spirituals. As the narrative continues...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1990
... perfect Through Job's suffering, making a mortal for God by being faithful unto death. For God Had to have a man for the Christian path. 2 The harder Job's cross, the harder he loved God, and God prepared a way for the Christian By expressing His perfect will through Job for the Church to know and to do...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 1993
... National Baptist Hymnal, rn2 . 23. See 2 Chronicles 7:14 (paraphrase). 24. Howard E. Grose and Charlotte A. Barnard, "Give of Your Best to the Master," The New National Baptist Hymnal, 471. S4 Black Sacred Music with the strength of her faith, planning to carry the body all by herself! "Sir, . .. I...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
.... Something can be said to be theologically significant if it lends itself to theological reflection and theological construction. These two activities, reflection and construction, arise out of experiences of faith which are believed to be divine encounters. Finding appropriate symbols, concepts...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., and, in understanding how faithful God is, he is able to tell the people that trouble won't last always, that barrenness will not be a permanent condition. You who do not travail today, just hold your peace, be faithful to God, and on the other side you'll come out singing. In fact, you can even sing now, because...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 September 1988
... believes in and does practice Divine Healing. It is taught by the Founder, Bishop C. H. Mason, who was known widely for his practices of Faith Healing." By incorporating the distinctly COGIC slogans-"The blood is prevailing "Woman you are healed and "Man you are healed"-Elder Jackson's song, "Jesus...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... into their needs. This insight, one hopes, would lead to more faithful church programming, especially in Christian education. Those involved in this ministry are working with young people in the business of worldbuilding and the development of value and meaning. Therefore, we must raise questions of meaning...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): ix–x.
Published: 01 March 1990
... of letter or lyre-while struggling against a heinous chauvinism and the nineteenth-century American version of apartheid. I still marvel more that there breathes throughout these songs faith in a God who "will whisper sweet peace to your soul" while they urged the singers to "march on, fight on!" I still...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of theomusicology that (in his words) "if we Christians understand how popular music may contain ideas about God and religion, we can better share our faith more effectively with young people.118 The "sour note" for the editorialist is the referencing of Prince. "Spencer strikes a jarring chord with his key example...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 68–71.
Published: 01 March 1989
... anniversary publication on music in Catholic worship: There are a diversity of ways of living the Catholic faith, according to the gifts, opportunities and vocations of diverse Catholics. Liturgical celebration should reflect this diversity, and all expressions of faith should be cherished and nurtured...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1989
... that theomusicology maintains either Ogden's view that faith in God is unavoidable, so that the profane may veritably be mistaken about their professed atheism,s or Eliade's view that even those who may in fact be free of the constraints of faith are never fully free of religious behavior, theologies, and mythologies...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 87.
Published: 01 March 1990
... of the years, Sad hearts near to breaking with weight of woe, Eyes wet with their burning tears, 3 By a faith that unfailing hath held us fast Unto the eternal things Yet know that love, joy, and peace will last, That still life's symphony rings 4 The sweeter because you have lived and wrought; Because you...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 1990
... the exploitative colonialists, so they maintained an abiding faith in the spirits of their ancestors (36) . In this respect, voodoo is a collective memorization of African religious traditions, a language expressive of African resistance to slavery, and a testimony of the will of the enslaved to maintain...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 30–34.
Published: 01 September 1990
... members do more than simply learn the words of praise songs by joining the community in choruses of faith affirmations; 1. Luther P. Gerlach and Virginia H. Hine, People, Power, Change: Movements of Social Transformation (Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970), 1ro. 2. Acts 2:1-13. Black Sacred Music 4...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 116–117.
Published: 01 March 1990
... , in thefaith of Je- sus, Ji. J Ji.) J p· ~ p· ~ r Dai- 1 y let me Take me deep- er Deep- er let me Ti 11 a ll con- flict Ho- 1y faith and 1 fI go; High- er, high- er in the sch.ool of wi s- dom, sti ll , Ti ll m y life is whol-l y lost in Je- su s go! Root- ed in the ho- 1y love of Je- sus, past Finds me con...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 75–84.
Published: 01 September 1989
... by Duke University Press. CCC 1043-9455/89/$1.50. "populist preacher, 11 spreading an inspiring message to men, women, boys, and girls. Upon reading Pareles' pronouncement, I initially found myself quite livid. How could anyone belittle these messages of faith, hope, and love? Where is the naivete...