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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Development of Negro Secular Music That "it is an ill wind which blows nobody good," is proven by the fact that while the minstrel shows did much in lowering the tone and establishing a false impression of Negro music, yet they also were...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Rod Gruver Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 11,e Blues as a Secular Religion Rod Gruver There is still much that needs to be done with the larger meaning of blues, with its full significance as a form of art, a modem mythology, and a secular religion. Paul Oliver has studied...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
... perspective as the solution to the problem of black suffering. Instead, they sang, "Got the blues, and too dam' mean to cry." The blues depict the "secular" dimension of black experience. They are "worldly" songs which tell us about love and sex, and about that other "mule kickin' in my stall." They tell us...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 239–253.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Mark D. Hulsether Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Jesus and Madonna: North American Liberation Theologies and Secular Popular Music Mark D. Hulsether Tomorrow I am scheduled to speak to my church's youth group on the topic "Jesus and Madonna" (yes, the Madonna who sings...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Katrina Hazzard-Gordon Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Dancing to Rebalance the Universe: African American Secular Dance and Spirituality Katrina Hazzard-Gordon This article intends to briefly outline and discuss some of the spiritual and philosophical concerns demonstrated...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. II God in Secular Music Cullure: 1'1te 1'1teodicy ol llte Blues as 11,e Paradigm of Proof Environmental...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 75–84.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 The Prophetic Chorader olBlock Secular Music: Slerie Wonder Harold Dean Trulear While ferreting through background and secondary materials for this essay, I came across a review article in the December 1976 issue of Crawdaddy...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A Poslmodem Alro· American Secular Spirilu alily: Michael Jackson Michael Eric Dyson [Michael fackson] will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he damn sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1989
...-musicology as a theologically informed discipline-is a musicological method for theologizing about the sacred (the religious/ churched), the secular (the theistic unreligious! unchurched), and the profane (the atheisticlirreligious)-including sacred and secular music as theomusicotherapy in church...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of the world. All of these forms of music have their beginning among African Americans, who have given them recognizable elements of their African-rooted spirituality and rhythmicity. Despite these evident Africanisms, which originated among people who drew no distinction between the sacred and the secular...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): v.
Published: 01 September 1989
... for theologizing about the sacred (the religious/churched), the secular (the theistic unreligious/unchurched), and the profane (the atheistic/irreligious)-including sacred and nonsacred music functioning as theomusicotherapy in church and community-principally incorporating methods borrowed from anthropology...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 76–78.
Published: 01 September 1990
... religion and secular music: By breaking down the division between pulpit and bandstand, recharging blues concerns with transcendental fervor, [and] unashamedly linking the spiritual and the sexual, Charles made pleasure (physical satisfaction) and joy (divine enlightenment) seem the same thing. By doing so...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 75–76.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Nelson George George , Nelson . The Death of Rhythm and Blues . New York : Pantheon Books , 1988 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Boolrlenews TS based its interest in both sacred and secular forms of music. Building upon this premise (pastiche), theomusicology...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 57–67.
Published: 01 September 1989
... was at first viewed as a secular ideology, from the beginning-even before black churchmen gave it explicit theological meaning in 1966-its fundament was the "ultimate concern" of human liberation. Defining the period of Black Power in theological terms, Leonard Barrett said: "Deep down in the white American 2...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 1991
... secular black music and culture. But to see this proclamation clearly, one must know something of the African-American tradition of approaching and revealing the divine force through media and vocabularies that the European-American culture tends to regard automatically as profane. Hammer's "U Can't Touch...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 72–75.
Published: 01 September 1990
... applicable pursuit would be a formal history written about the way sacred and secular music have traditionally signified upon one another. Black secular genres have read and revised religious music with a black secular difference; black sacred genres have read and revised secular music with a black religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 63–64.
Published: 01 September 1990
... communal standards, secular hedonism rather than sacred asceticism (125-26): Thus the covenant re-appeared in sixties rock 'n' roll as a secularized version of the Puritan obligation to self-examination: a hip covenant. Now, of course, the obligation involved sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and doing your own...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... For him, this confirms his overall argument that racism is a postbiblical eisegetical imposition on Scripture (3 7). The two patterns that give rise to racist biblical interpretation are sacralization and secularization. Sacralization is the projection of an ideology into a theological principle intended...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 64–68.
Published: 01 September 1994
... that as a creator of American folk-art the Negro stands unapproached. These folk contributions of the Negro may be grouped under four heads: religious songs, folk tales, dancing, and secular music. To these might be added Negro humor, for the humor of the Negro has not only permeated his folk tales, his dancing...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 295–297.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture as Social Decay. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1983. Burrows, David. Sound, Speech, and Music. Amherst: University of Massa- chusetts Press, 1990. Callahan, David, ed. The Secular City Debate. New York: Macxnillan, 1966. Camus, Albert. The Rebel: An Essay on Man...