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American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
Pages: 444
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An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
By author: Raymond R. Sommerville Jr.
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Pages: 246
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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion
By author: Robert W. Crapps
Product Code: P021
ISBN: 9780865541955
Pages: 408
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Developed in almost thirty years of classroom experience, this book is designed to introduce students and other readers to the psychological study of religion. Robert W. Crapps deals with the major questions and figures that have dominated the psychological study of religion over the past century, dividing the discussion into four parts. Two chapters in part one suggest the problems and possibilities for the psychological study of religion in light of the nature of religion and the scientific method. Part two sketches the contributions to the study of religion of three intellectual currents in contemporary psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic psychology. part three explores the relationship between religion and human development, while part four directs attention to religious lifestyles and that weave differentiated parts of human experience into a cohesive whole.
An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms
Edited by: Wayne Ballard, Dennis Tucker
Product Code: P194
ISBN: 9780865546523
Pages: 242
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This book is a collection of essays that explore themes and background issues intended for the student of the Old Testament. The contributors are John D. W. Watts, Danny Mynatt, Joel Drinkard, Nancy deClaisse-Walford, William Bellinger, Jim Nogalski, Pierce Matheney, Tim Crawford, Tom Smothers, Gerald Keown, Carol Grizzard, James Crenshaw, Dennis Tucker, Wayne Ballard.
And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Sermons by Women in Baptist Life
Edited by: Karen Massey
Product Code: P447
ISBN: 9780881462852
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 240
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As long as there have been Baptists in America, there have been female Baptist ministers and preachers. Unfortunately, some Baptist denominations have not always been kind to them. Due to theological debate, often the existence of these female ministers has been ignored, and their words have not been recorded. This book of sermons seeks to record the words, insights, and experiences of several women ministers and preachers so as not to become part of the lost generations of women who have gone before them. This book is practical in its arrangement for classroom use or group readings.

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