A Community Text Arises: A Literate Text and a Literacy Tradition in African-American Churches
This text emerges from an ethnographic study of literacy in three African American churches. These data illuminate the ways that the primary model of a literate text is shaped and used in African American churches.
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AfricanAmerican Church as Community
Entering the Communities
Creating a Community Within the Sermons
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