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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 118.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 68 A Surrendered Life I Jesus my savior and king My life and all to thee I bring I will surrender all to thee For thou art more than life to me. 2 For thou can rid my life of sin And help me every victory win So keep me...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 105.
Published: 01 March 1990
...H. C. Jackson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 60 The Crown of Life Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; For when he is tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life. Although you may be burdened, although you may get tired, But just keep on traveling, for the way is right...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 131.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Sarah Collins Fernandis Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 76 Life A warp ofjoy and a woof of sorrow, The sun to-day and a cloud to-morrow, And life the whole. Nor light nor shade, nor mirth nor mourningBlent in the web in a rare adorningCan we control. 2 A Master mind...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer Anne Key Simpson . Follow Me: The Life and Music of R. Nathaniel Dett . Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow , 1993 . Pp. xxi , 678 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 138 Black Sacred Music those who need a palatable introduction to the black underside...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 80.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Sarah Collins Fernandis Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 41 Life's Afterwhile I After the dark the dawning, After the wind the calm; After the fear the courage, After the hurt the balm. 2 After the doubt the trusting, After the tear the smile; Kindly the door swings outward...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 254–264.
Published: 01 March 1994
... insists, "is the truth of revelation."4 This continued encounter of God with the people of God is the occasion for doing theology. Indeed, in the early church theology was subsumed under worship. A third way to do theology is to be in conversation with persons who are "keen observers of life...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... rituals of rap, an art form that West argues is frequently used to undermine and parody transcendence itself.1 While the black church has historically offered its constituents forms of spirituality that enabled them to transcend, survive in, and even transform their life conditions, contemporary black...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Orea Jones Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 ffle Theology ol 11Sexu11I Healing": Marvin Gaye Orea Tones Shot to death by his father on the day before his forty-fifth birthday in 19841 singer and performing artist Marvin Gaye was a troubled man who lived a tormented life...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 232–243.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., at the deep levels of the personality, paradigmatic symbols that become templates for living and life. One clings to Catholic images and stories because of the richness of meaning they provide-a meaning that is frequently implicit. (Theologically, lest I be accused again of denying the work of God...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... preach without a direct revelation of the Spirit. No meeting was successful without an outpouring of the Spirit, which would make itself felt by physical excitement. Indeed, in their worship they approached the borderland of mysticism. As the exuberance of plant life bears testimony to the reality...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 36–46.
Published: 01 March 1992
... is to totally misunderstand the essential function of the blues, because the blues are basically defiant in their attitude toward life. They are about survival on the meanest, most gut level of human existence. They The late Larry Neal was a professor at Yale University. From Black Scholar 3, no. IO (Summer...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., the language of the centered subject who stands in a position of power. Of course, Thurman was no colonialist; indeed he was far from it. Yet the search for common essences, a common piety that strips away the unwanted elements of various ways of religious life, is the telos of religion formed on the shores...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 1994
... related to the reality of life-to the concrete factors of historical existence. Even though it is angelic in its quality, this is not the song of angels. Although divine in its beauty, it is not the music of the spheres. It is a song that cannDt be sung by those who have tasted life only lightly. Rather...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 136–138.
Published: 01 September 1994
... life as seen through the career of Mahalia Jackson. The author, Jules Schwerin, allows the Mississippi-born gospel and blues singer Brother John Sellers to speak critically of these inconsistencies in his surrogate mother's life, inconsistencies that were left unreconciled and that gave Mahalia's life...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., processes, and events that poignantly reflect past and present traditions of resistance, faith, celebration, and representation in black life. Dyson probes African American culture beyond the superficial-beyond cliches, dichotomies, 100 Black Sacred Music closed resolutions, either-or thinking, armchair...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 102–103.
Published: 01 March 1990
... you bear your burdens, And will fill your life with joy. Chorus Steal away with Jesus, Steal away with Him alone, Tell Him all about your troubles, He will help you with them all. 2 Steal away alone with Jesus, When your heart is pained with grief, There's no other friend so tender, Who...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 1993
... is not an enemy but a welcomed transition that allows us to join our ancestors and the saints. Death in the black cultures of Africa and the Caribbean is a transition, the beginning of a journey where we are "going home!' Death is a continuation of life, except in a glorified state where we shall be not only...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 124–128.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and the Quest for Freedom. New York: Lang, 1992. 246 pp. In 1945 Howard Thurman published Deep River, a groundbreaking text in which he registered the religious significance of the black spirituals. This text was followed in 1947 by The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death. Thurman's reflection...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 133–141.
Published: 01 September 1989
..., that this is the stuff of which despair is made. Moreover, Don Juan's is a way of life most clearly revealed and articulated to others via the immediacy of music.3 Let us hear these words: Dearly beloved we are gathered here today 2 get thru this thing called life electric word life it means forever & that's a mighty 2...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 March 1987
... of which despair is made. Moreover, Don Juan's is a way of life most clearly revealed and articulated to others via the immediacy of music.3 Let us hear these words: Dearly beloved we are gathered here today 2 get thru this thing called life electric word life it means forever & that's a mighty long time...