Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States

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Diana L. Hayes, Cyprian Davis
Orbis Books, 1998 - Religion - 285 pages
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Examines the history and impact of African Americans in the American Cathlic Church, exploring theology, doctrine, the role of women, liturgical implications, oral traditions, Black spirituality, and catechisis

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Contents

Weve Come This Far by Faith
1
God of Our Weary Years
17
ASPECTS OF BLACK CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
47
Inculturating Jesus
68
And When We Speak
102
Method in Emerging Black Catholic Theology
120
The Case for Catholic Support
147
Between Lord Have Mercy and Thank You
163
PART IV
177
Black Catechesis
199
The Oral African Tradition Versus the Ocular
232
Varietates Legitimae and an AfricanAmerican
247
Speaking the Truth
281
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Diana Hayes is professor of theology at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including Were You There? Stations of the Cross. She is co-author of Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States.

Davis is a monk and professor of history at St. Meinrad's Abbey in Indiana.

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