African American Preaching: The Contribution of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Religion - 228 pages
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Four centuries of African American preaching has provided hope, healing, and heaven for people from every walk of life. Many notable men and women of African American lineage have contributed, through the art of preaching, to the biblical emancipation and spiritual liberation of their parishioners. In African American Preaching: The Contribution of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Gerald Lamont Thomas offers a historical overview of African American preaching and its effect on the cultural legacy of black people, noting the various styles and genius of pulpit orators. The book's focus is on the life, ministry, and preaching methodology of one of this era's most prolific voices, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, and should be read by everyone who takes the task of preaching seriously.
 

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Contents

Chapter
7
Chapter Three
43
Chapter Four
81
Chapter Five
107
Chapter
141
Appendix
149
Notes
183
Bibliography
213
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The Author: Gerald Lamont Thomas is Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey, and former Professor of Preaching at the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Thomas earned his Ph.D. in Preaching and M.Div. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his B.A. in economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and worked in corporate business for over twelve years. Pastor Thomas has served the Pilgrim Baptist Church and Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, both in Kentucky, and the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has preached and lectured across the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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