Saints in Exile

Saints in Exile : Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture

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This is a study of the the worship practices and social ethics of the African-American family of Holiness, Pentecostal and Apostolic churches known collectively as the Sanctified Church. It explores several major themes in African-American religious and intellectual life, from the "exilic" perspective of the Sanctified Church tradition, including the impact of gospel music upon popular culture, the relationship between black religion and black power, and the ecumenical, egalitarian witness of the Christian more

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  • Hardback | 191 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 pp halftones
  • 0195098439
  • 9780195098433

About Cheryl J. Sanders

About the Author: Cheryl J. Sanders is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, and Associate Pastor for Leadership Development at the Third Street Church of God in Washington D.C.. Dr. Sanders is the editor of Living the Intersection (1995).show more

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"A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology"A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes, Colby Collegeshow more

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