Conversations with God: two centuries of prayers by African Americans

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HarperCollins Publishers, Nov 1, 1994 - Religion - 347 pages
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Destined to stand as a major contribution to African-American literature, this stirring collection of more than 190 prayers portrays the spectra of human emotion. Some of the prayers have famous authors, from W.E.B. DuBois to Alice Walker, while many are of anonymous origin, passed down from generation to generation.

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Noted African American religion scholar Washington has gathered many previously unheard voices in this soul-stirring collection of prayers by African Americans. We hear, for example, the fervent cries ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
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Slavery and the Eclipse of the African Gods
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Jupiter Hammon Penitential Cries to God 1760
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Washington, formerly with the Dallas Cowboys football team.

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