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"Tell Them We Are Singing for Jesus": The Original Fisk Jubilee Singers and Christian Reconstruction, 1871-1878
By author: Toni P. Anderson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H785
ISBN: 9780881461121
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
“Tell Them We Are Singing for Jesus” explores the Christian missionary ideals and convictions that spawned the Fisk Jubilee Singers during the 1870s and guided the ensemble throughout its impressive US and European travels. This historic choral ensemble was sponsored by the American Missionary Association (AMA), the parent organization of Fisk University.

An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
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.

Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H906
ISBN: 9780881465402
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The essays in BETWEEN FETTERS AND FREEDOM explore a number of issues bearing on post-Civil War African American Baptists. With limited resources at their disposal, precisely what did freedom mean? Would African American Baptist organizations be recognized as legitimate by white peer organizations? What sort of internal stress would African American organizations face as they gained traction in the black community, and what sort of stress would a rapidly changing culture place on those organizations and the people who made them what they were? Through it all, preachers and lay people alike wondered how their voices would be heard above the din.

Black Baptists and African Missions : The Origins of a Movement 1880-1915
By author: Sandy D. Martin   Foreword by: Robert T. Handy
Product Code: P173
ISBN: 9780865546004
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Study of black Baptists and their attempts to Christianize Africa.

Frustrated Fellowship : The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power
By author: James M Washington
Product Code: P020
ISBN: 9780865541924
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Between 1788 and 1834 black Baptists formed their first distinctively black congregations and organized regional associations. By 1831, when an enslaved Baptist preacher named Nat Turner inspired an insurrection against slaveholders in Virginia, black Baptist had acquired “a peculiar and precarious religious freedom.” Turner’s rebellion and the black Baptist role in ending slavery in Jamaica brought restrictions on the movements of black preachers, but black Baptists continued to preach and to claim the freedom to worship as communities of believers.

George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H853
ISBN: 9780881463897
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Writers of church and mission history have devoted very few pages to George Liele’s ministry and most mentions ignore the global nature of his pioneer work, international influence, intelligence, and legacy. He launched a mission movement that reached from Georgia to Jamaica and from Jamaica to Sierra Leone and Nova Scotia—all before the pioneer work of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Richard Allen, and Lott Cary. Beginning as a slave preacher, Liele learned the Baptist story and theology—a message he preached in South Carolina, Georgia, and Jamaica. In providing a comprehensive introduction to Liele’s life and work, this book draws readers into identifying with Liele and those who lived through a difficult historic period and who in the process developed a theology that guided them through the challenges of being a Christian leader in a slave society.

God and Human Responsibility : David Walker and Ethical Prophecy
By author: Rufus Burrow Jr.
Product Code: H643
ISBN: 9780865548527
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $48.00

God and Human Responsibility : David Walker and Ethical Prophecy
By author: Rufus Burrow Jr.
Product Code: P260
ISBN: 9780865548923
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Before now, no writer has sought to systematically relate David Walker to the tradition of eighth-century BCE Hebrew prophecy (Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah). He is generally portrayed in the literature as a black nationalist militant Christian abolitionist of the first third of the nineteenth century. Considered a study in prophetic ethics, the claim is made that not nearly enough has been written on the subject. Burrow’s book fills this void.

In His Own Words: Houston Hartsfield Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
Product Code: H909
ISBN: 9780881465457
Product Format: Book
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Houston Hartsfield Holloway (1844–1917) was born enslaved in upcountry Georgia, taught himself to read and write, learned the blacksmith trade, was emancipated by Union victory in 1865, and served as an ordained traveling preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870 to 1883. He devoted the remainder of his life to his family, his blacksmith trade, and his local church. Holloway’s 24,000-word autobiography offers a rare working-class perspective on life during some of the most transformative years of US history. Footnotes provide supplementary biographical information for nearly two hundred relatives, neighbors, friends, and coworkers named in Holloway’s narrative. An appendix includes nineteen extended biographical sketches. The book is illustrated with photographs and three detailed maps of Holloway’s home neighborhoods and preaching assignments.

Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor
Product Code: H806
ISBN: 9780881462067
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Resources for preachers steadily appear, called forth by the perennial need for helpful and inspirational materials backed by experience, reverent scholarship, and creative insights. The essays in this book are of that cast. The chapters focus on the preaching ministry of Gardner Calvin Taylor, in whose honor the volume was prepared. They are offered, with affection and esteem, by colleagues, students, and friends, fellow preachers all, whose own attempts to speak the unsearchable riches of Christ owe much to the life and labors of Gardner C. Taylor.

Southern Civil Religions in Conflict : Civil Rights and the Culture Wars
By author: Andrew M. Manis
Product Code: P224
ISBN: 9780865547964
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between Southerners with opposing understandings of America. Originally published in 1987, this new, expanded edition further argues that the civil rights movement and its opposition, with their conflicting images and hopes for America, foreshadowed the ongoing "culture wars" of recent days.

The Color of God: The Concept of God in Afro-American Thought
By author: Jones
Product Code: P046
ISBN: 9780865542761
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
This study of a variety of theologians from diverse geographical, ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds examines the question of divine suffering. Although initially dismissed, the notion of divine suffering has emerged as a critical question for contemporary Christian theology.

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