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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 119.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Mary L. Tate; Mary F. L. Keith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 69 The Church of the Living God 1 Built on the Rock, without spot or wrinkle, In the Church of the Living God; Born of the Spirit, filled with His glory, 'Tis the way the Apostles trod. 2 Built on the Rock...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 66.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 J .H . S. GIRD OUR WINS AND GUIDE OUR LIVES Jon Michael Spencer ( 1985) 1:ord 'r.i grant the Ising [i_( 1ive our lives as y hymn lived, 3. God our Father, grant us pow'r and liberation from life's racial institutioni All so...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 274–281.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Rights and Responsibilities: 2 Live Crew and Rap's Moral Vision Michael Eric Dyson Sex, race, and class have played a critical role in numerous American cultural revolutions during this century. The civil rights, feminist...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 151.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 89 I Want to Go Live with Him There I There are beautiful mansions At the Father's right hand, That a dear loving Savior Has gone to prepare For all of those who will Believe on His name, I want to go and live with Him...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 133–135.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The King Is Dead Long Live the King! One of the manifestations of our changing society is the gradual but definite democratization of music. In the old days, folk music was the only truly communal music, for the sophisticated musical cre­ ations...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 March 1991
... the Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew, the first group in United States history to have a recording ruled obscene by a federal district court. The controversy surrounding this group raises important social questions about the definition of obscenity, as well as the more narrow legal questions upon which...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 1994
... by submerging their pain in religion that was otherworldly-religion that taught churchgoers to look for a better life in the world to come. They chose instead to come face-to-face with the reality of their harsh everyday lives: they chose to make their beds in hell. So, what "in hell" were they to do but sing...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... Will's op-ed piece (in which he intercuts testimony from the Central Park case with lyrics from 2 Live CrewJ-brings Baker to the history of the legal prosecution of that group. Here Baker finds occasion to take his colleague, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to task for defending-both at the trial and in an op-ed...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 1993
... will call it simply, "Standing on the Promises." Hard times do not always bring out the best in people. Hard times do not always bring out the best in the people of God. We are amazed at the lives and work of people who are heroic in their response to suffering. We honor them; we set them apart; and in our...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 162–169.
Published: 01 March 1992
... an urgency to live fully. - Rev. Alvin L. Kershaw, "The Church Tower" (January 1956) Just recently I had the privilege of interviewing Mary Lou Williams on the occasion of the performance of her "Mass for Peace" by the Alvin Ailey Dance Group at New York's City Center. It was a most thrilling experience...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 43–63.
Published: 01 September 1994
... breath, without soul, hovering in the abstract, the impersonal, and shutting out much of what was familiar and cherished in my home-place world. The talk of black oral traditions, however, was where my girlhood was rooted, where the custom and drama of family, community, race, past lives, and present...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 245–251.
Published: 01 September 1992
... up in the South. I knew neither wealth nor poverty, for I lived in a comfortable middle-class home, with luxuries such as books, musical instruments and phonograph records in quan­ tities found in few other homes of this sort. All of this was the result of my having had the good fortune to have been...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 254–264.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of professional theologians, women and men who have been set apart by the church to give their lives to the study of biblical and classical theological texts, to reflect upon the great themes and content of the church's proclamation, and to speak and write about the church's message and action in the world today...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... about (1) the nature of the transcendent God to whom we "Pray," (2) how the naming of God impacts on the development of relationships and community, and (3) the implications of spirituality for self-identity and meaningful living. We will close the discussion with some observations concerning meaningful...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Preface People in America are as religious today as they ever have been, but religion is far more diffused throughout culture. No longer is there a dominant religion or common religious culture based on a master narrative that orders the lives...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 169–172.
Published: 01 September 1992
... and furthering my career might be noted. This is undoubtedly paralleled by incidents in the lives of other American Negroes who have won success in serious music. For my first serious study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, I used a legacy which my father had willed me. One day, Professor Lehmann gave...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 1994
... at the next. As a result, there is this back-and-forth, this slippery terrain between embracing otherness and clashing with it. Therefore, we need all the help possible to figure out how to live with the enigma of cultural differences. One offer of assistance is extended by the contemporary cultural critic...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 75–80.
Published: 01 September 1994
... important, what do their struggles teach us, the living, about life and salvation? As European Christians of old once sought the holy grail as proof of the miraculous in Christ's death and our redemption, so have I been challenged by the sacred story of these our ancestors-the Africans. Typically, Christian...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 5–48.
Published: 01 September 1993
..., Cameroon, and Sierra Leone. Also participating in the conference were three Americans (including two AfricanAmericans) and three Canadians (two missionaries to Mauritius and one to Malawi). Approximately fifty participants gathered in Malawi's city of Blantyre to examine our worship lives within our...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 1988
... of this genre of music in the post-civil war South. Because those who lived blueslife "behind the mule" and preached blues theology from behind their guitars were unable to (or did not care to) articulate their theology in the canons of the Enlightenment language, their religion was relegated to "invisibility...