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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 134.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Sarah Collins Fernandis Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 79 The Christmas Spirit 1 The Christmas candles that we light, Reflections are of that star-glow In Bethlehem's skies long, long ago On that first holy Christmas night. 2 Our Christmas carols on the air Are echoes faint...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Philip M. Royster Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 The Rapper as Shaman lor a Band ol Danters ol the Spirit: #U Can't Touth This" Philip M. Royster Rap music is now undoubtedly the most significant popular conveyor of the spiritual traditions of African-American cultures. 1...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 March 1989
..., icons function as human expressions which are "taken up" by Christ and point to his continuing healing embrace of humanity. This "taking up'' of icons by Christ in the Spirit is iconic movement. The doctrine of incarnation teaches us that the Son is the perfect image (or icon) of the Father. In becoming...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 The Heavenly Anthem: Holy Ghost Singing in the Primal Pentecostal Revival (1906-1909) Jon Michael Spencer* "I will sings with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also." 1 Historians and theologians writing...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 62–70.
Published: 01 March 1993
... this encounter two instructions were given: (r) Peace be unto you, and (2) Receive the Holy Spirit. (r) "Peace be with you, as God sent me so I send you." On the one level, "Peace be with you" can be a simple greeting. And it can be a profound declaration. Jesus was, I believe, saying much more than "hello...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 52–59.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of a Holiness preacher who composed the texts and music of over one thousand hymns and anthems. Although Jones shares with us the pivotal hour when the Holy Spirit informed him that he would write the hymns of his people, he says very little here about his music ministry. Jnfact it is not far into the essay...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 1988
... follow such petition is confessional testifying wherein one confesses neglect to respond to the pulsion of the Spirit to speak with or pray for that distressed person during the week. If one is a particularly talented singer, testifying is also a practical and "creative'' means of employing their gift...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 35–39.
Published: 01 September 1990
... tongues as evidence. Beyond this initial experience of Spirit-baptism, dancing in the spirit, an activity known as "shouting," is common. As is customary in Holiness and Pentecostal churches, most of the shouting in the House of Prayer is done by women; only occasionally do men participate. During a shout...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 116–117.
Published: 01 September 1990
... in common, according to Cary Wintz, was a collective spirit gleaned from the culturally rich life of "the black metropolis" (as James Weldon Johnson called Harlem). Their collective spirit and literary success also would pave the way for the next generation of black writers-Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 81–82.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and musicianship. Even presently the brief and unpretentious points are practically and spiritually instructive for music directors wishing for their choristers to "sing with the spirit (a) Unless there is music in one, it is hard to get it out with ever so much training; yet one does not know what he can do until...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 75–80.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., nor bear the night noises, nor feel the warm compassion of the tribe, they held their breath against the agony How does the human spirit accommodate itself to desolation! How did they! What tools of the spirit were in their bands with which to cut a path through the wilderness of their despair...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 1994
.... With respect to his belief or faith in the latter, it is utterly intriguing to find that Still worked out a philosophy of music over almost four decades of dialogue with the spirit world, via psychic mediums and adherence to the beliefs of astrology and theosophy, beginning in the mid-193os. This is the aspect...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
..., the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, even as Isaiah wrote. The Theology of the Songs of the Southern Slave 55 Their Belief as to the Holy Spirit The slaves believed in the Spirit-the third person in the Trinity. Their songs, not unlike the Bible in this regard, nowhere contain the word trinity...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Review of The Book of American Negro Spirituals This title is an incentive to conjecture. What should a book contain which is designed to be "the" Book of American Negro Spirituals; how should the matter be treated and what spirit should...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 49–59.
Published: 01 September 1993
... you. All We your children worship you God of our Ancestors, God of Abraham, God of Sarah. Leader We your children want to discover you in our lives today. All Discover you in our history Discover you in our culture Discover you in one another. Leader Your children want to worship you in spirit...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 1987
... no theological inconsistency with Christian orthodoxy: Worship and Adoration (1-69), Comfort (70-87), Assurance (88-128), God's Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness (129-142), Refuge (143-152), Heaven and Everlasting Life (153-184), The Holy Spirit (185-202), Christ's Birth (203-217), Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 1994
... cultural form that authentically communicates from the spirit of one to the other, we must never forget that among African Americans what we call gospel is rooted in the same soil as the spirituals and even the blues. It grows out of the groping and struggling of a people yearning to be free from shackles...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 30–34.
Published: 01 September 1990
... effectuating commitment "baptism of the Holy Ghost." Following the acceptance of Christ as their personal savior, believers are encouraged to seek this experience by prayerfully petitioning God to "fill them" with the Spirit. As recorded in the Book of Acts, the initial sign of Spirit baptism is "speaking...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 232–243.
Published: 01 March 1992
... place in the same dimension of the self. Our "way of knowing" involves a contact with the world beyond the self that bridges the gap between sense and spirit. Herein is to be found what I would like to call the dancing self, the playful, creative, frolicsome modality of being. The ancients thought...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 70–74.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of verses. The modal cadences help strongly in establishing a churchly atmosphere, while the final "Alleluia" seemingly so inevitable to the Russian anthem recalls the age and spirit of Palestrina, but nothing more than this since the treatment is Tschaikowski's own. Both "Lord, Our God, Have Mercy...