Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1994 - Religion - 347 pages
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Destined to stand as a major contribution to African-American literature, this stirring collection of more than 190 prayers portrays the spectra of human emotion. Some of the prayers have famous authors, from W.E.B. DuBois to Alice Walker, while many are of anonymous origin, passed down from generation to generation.

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Conversations with God: two centuries of prayers by African Americans

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Noted African American religion scholar Washington has gathered many previously unheard voices in this soul-stirring collection of prayers by African Americans. We hear, for example, the fervent cries ... Read full review

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I found this book book to be both inspirational and well written. This compilation of prayers is assembled in chronological order and details the history of African American growth through the ... Read full review


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Slavery and the Eclipse of the African Gods
Jupiter Hammon Penitential Cries to God 1760

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Washington, formerly with the Dallas Cowboys football team.

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