African American Christian worship
Pastors and congregations are seeking "liturgical renewal"--ways to enourage wholeness, freedom, and spontaneity in worship while remaining faithful to the gospel. In this book, Melva Wilson Costen demonstrates how the characteristics of traditional African American worship can enrich the worship experience.
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A Theology of African American Worship
The African Religious Heritage
Worship in the Invisible Institution
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