African American Christian Worship

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Abingdon Press, 2007 - Religion - 144 pages
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In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship, Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical styles. She expands her discussion of ritual practices in African communities and clarifies some of the ritual use of music in worship. In keeping with recent congregational practices, Dr. Costen will also provide general orders of worship suitable for a variety of denominational settings.

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Contents

A Theology of African American Worship
1
The African Religious Heritage
13
Worship in the Invisible Institution
25
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Melva Wilson Costen became the Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.

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