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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 September 1989
.... As reflected in his albums Let's Get It On (1973) and I Want You (1976) and in his hit single "Sexual Healing" (1982)1 part of his disenchantment was that he was literally possessed by the sensation of transcendence and escape that sexual ecstasy brought him. It was a hedonistic addition he attempted to give...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 274–281.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., and labor movements reflect the power of this provocative trio to spark social transformation, help define personal identity, draw attention to salient categories for social theory, and create coalitions between groups targeted by racial, sexual, and class oppression. But sex, race, and class have also...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., and fantasies: the self as cultural griot, feminist, educator, or itinerant prophet of black nationalism; but also the self as inveterate consumer, misogynist, violent criminal, or sexual athlete. It is this Michael Eric Dyson is a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Black Sacred Music 6:1, Spring...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
... churchgoers and preachers denounced it as music "taken up from the devil," in part because its lyrics were sexually explicit. But when jazz rose to popularity in the twenties, it was whites who debated whether the music could intoxicate them and seduce them into sexual promiscuity and interracial mixing...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 125–132.
Published: 01 September 1989
... their despairing cry for radical transformation, and who has responded by articulating their greatest fears and by embodying "resentment" and rebellion in his persona and music. Particularly attractive to today's resentment culture is Prince's radical defiance of society's sexual norms (his trademark when he broke...
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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 (1992) 6 (1): 244–249.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of discourse in American Catholicism. Nonetheless, I propose to try. I will discuss the religious theme of "Like a Prayer," Madonna's critique of her religious heritage and the more general issue of the relationship between sexuality and religious imagination. Some preliminary comments about the audio...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 239–253.
Published: 01 March 1994
... to a specific social or cultural situation which causes problems for particular people. For example, Archbishop Romero's famous sermon ordering Salvadoran soldiers not to kill does not have universal meaning and might not strike my church's youths as relevant to their concerns about racial and sexual identity...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Musi, Guns n' Roses, and comedian Andrew Dice Clay-all with acts featuring material deemed sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable to some complainants-have been neither banned nor arrested. In addition, other all-black rap acts-Public Enemy, Ice-T, NWA (Niggaz With Attitudes)-have been singled...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 163–169.
Published: 01 September 1989
...; and bluesperson's rebellion, 20, 23, 46 Carmichael, Stokely, 57, 58 Carr, Leroy, 25, 30, 38 Chatman, Sam, 31-32 Christian, Charlie, 53 Church, 8, 26, 46, 150; ecclesial hy- pocrisy of, 42, 43-47; and objectification of will in music, 8; and rejection of dark side of self, 21, 23; and sexuality, 70, 128, 132, 154...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 March 1992
... others were convinced that this music of an allegedly inferior race had intoxicating power that could ensnare them, causing such animalistic flagrancies as sexual promiscuity and interracial mixing.2 One writer commented in the late 1920s: "It is regrettable that a type of 'music' which is so popular...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of the aforementioned artists (like Madonna, he is very much on the minds of the American public at present). The opening paragraphs of the news release read: People who are familiar with some of the lyrics of songs by rock star Prince or have watched his sexually explicit gyrating on stage might be surprised to hear...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... or the spiritual and the sexual, each of these types of music has tended to be perceived by Westerners as being unreligious and therefore incapable of revealing people's religious cosmology. Scholarship that attempts to examine secular music for its religiosity, as my scholarship will begin to do here...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of Prince's late-r97os hit. It is clear that this is a song of sexual encounter, which alone is not cause for concern. It is the roles assumed in the song that show the encounter to be one of male action, female objectification, and shallow interpersonal relationship. No context of caring and meaning...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
..., 16 Blow, Kurtis, 13, 30, 38 blues, the: rap compared to, v, 18- 19, 53-56; and sexuality, 1 boasting, 35 1 421 56-57, 59. See also African-American traditions Boogie Down Productions. See KRS-One "Break It on Down," 73-74 Breakin ' I, 38 Breakin ' II, 38 "The Breaks," 13, 30 "Bring the Noise," 23, 39...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 33–35.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and sexually promiscuous,3 but he repeatedly negated this insight by accepting the more egregious stereotype that essentially encompassed the foregoing ones: Using a Victorian model of morality, he validated the notion that the blues was "devil's music." Oliver was not speaking simply metaphorically when he...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 133–141.
Published: 01 September 1989
... dilemmas, if not the primary dilemma, confronting the American national conscience is improper sexual activity.s In the minds of many, sexual promis- 4. Prince, "Let's Go Crazy," from his 1984 Warner Bros. album, Purple Rain. 5. Of course, in the black religious experience the dominant tension has always...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 March 1987
... religion -- the church, the temple, the synagogue, the mosque -- has long informed us that one of the basic dilemmas, if not the primary dilemma, confronting the American national conscience is improper sexual activity.5 In the minds of many, sexual promiscuity is one of the greatest of 3lbid ., pp. 63...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 1992
.... 204 Black Sacred Music pulpit and bandstand, recharging blues concerns with transcendental fervor, unashamedly linking the spiritual and the sexual, Charles made pleasure (physical satisfaction) and joy (divine enlightenment) seem the same thing. By doing so he brought the realities of the Saturday...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
...) is an essential aspect of wholeness, when the dark side is excluded from the Self it must necessarily be manifested elsewhere.13 In terms of its repression in the Christian religion, typically it is manifested as sensuality and sexuality in the very place that the sensuous is perceived by Christians to be most...