African American Christian Worship

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Abingdon, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 160 pages
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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 Call to Worship
A Theology of African American Worship

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Melva Wilson Costen is Helmar Emil Nielsen Professor Emeritus of Worship and Music at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she taught for thirty-two years. She chaired the committee that developed "The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs" and served on the Advisory Committee for the "African American Heritage Hymnal". She is the author of several books.

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