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In Essentials Unity: The Pre-History Of A Restoration Movement Slogan, Hans Rollman Jul 1997

In Essentials Unity: The Pre-History Of A Restoration Movement Slogan, Hans Rollman

Restoration Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Church And Negro Progress, George E. Haynes Jun 1997

The Church And Negro Progress, George E. Haynes

Trotter Review

The marked progress of the Negro in America in which the church has been a factor has been of three general types. The first is intra-group advancement in such phases of life as education and wealth. The second is inter-group adjustments between the Negro population and the white population in such matters as economic relationships, citizenship rights and privileges, interracial contacts and fellowship. There is a third type of progress which touches both the internal and external life of the Negro group such as the cultural contributions of Negroes which have gradually been incorporated into our common life. There are ...


Black Church Politics And The Million Man March, William E. Nelson Jr. Jun 1997

Black Church Politics And The Million Man March, William E. Nelson Jr.

Trotter Review

October 16, 1995 will be recorded as one of the most important days in the political history of African Americans in the United States. This day witnessed the largest mass political demonstration in the history of this nation—the assemblage of more than 1.2 million African-American men in Washington, D.C. under the banner of the Million Man March. Both the size and the overt political objectives of the march set it firmly apart from the pallid, feeble demonstrations in Washington led by the NAACP in the 1980s; in its size and character, the march echoed the focus on ...


A Time To Question: The Role Of The Black Church In British Society, Paul Grant Jun 1997

A Time To Question: The Role Of The Black Church In British Society, Paul Grant

Trotter Review

In this essay I raise some questions concerning the role of Black faith and religious institutions in Britain. It seems to me that certain assertions made -concerning the progressive nature of this role have remained unquestioned. Lest this be perceived as yet another attack on Black faith from an outsider, it will be presented in terms of an exercise in self-criticism. I will use a collection of papers on Black theology in Britain, which I co-edited, to illustrate my argument concerning the limitations of our faith-based radicalism.

Given that the aim here is less precise conceptual clarity and more broad ...


Strengthening Black Churches: A Collaborative Approach, Sylvia R. Johnson Jun 1997

Strengthening Black Churches: A Collaborative Approach, Sylvia R. Johnson

Trotter Review

Throughout United States history the Black Church has played a significant role in the Black community. As one of a few truly African-American institutions, the Black Church, led by skilled, committed pastors and lay leader, has served as an anchor for the survival and achievement of the African-American community. Black churches bring to their social ministries and neighborhood revitalization efforts a wealth of strengths and assets including a set of values, a self-help philosophy, an emphasis on leadership development, and human resources which are all brought to bear on the myriad of social, economic and moral issues confronting Black people ...


The Sacred As The Basis For Human Creativity And Agency In The Black Church, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes Jun 1997

The Sacred As The Basis For Human Creativity And Agency In The Black Church, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

Trotter Review

Religion is, I believe, the most important site for human creativity, innovation, and agency. In the world of the sacred in any social context, one is able to find the widest variety of human constructions of meaning. Indeed, the true understanding of human diversity may be found in the study of religion and the processes through which people sustain and renew their religious organizations and their religious world views. It is important, I think, to apply these new insights to the study of the African-American religious experience. The Black church, or the collective experience of African-American Christians in the United ...


A Profile Of The Reverend Michael E. Haynes Of Twelfth Baptist Church In Roxbury, Massachusetts, Kimberly R. Moffitt Jun 1997

A Profile Of The Reverend Michael E. Haynes Of Twelfth Baptist Church In Roxbury, Massachusetts, Kimberly R. Moffitt

Trotter Review

The hand-clapping of "happy souls" stops. The singing of the choir's songs of Zion ceases; and the minister no longer stands in the pulpit conducting his sermon. Sunday morning worship service is now over at Twelfth Baptist Church; but the work of the church's senior minister, Reverend Michael E. Haynes, is not. For approximately forty years Reverend Haynes has made himself available in a variety of capacities to his congregation, his friends and family, and especially, the young people of Roxbury, Massachusetts. At times when it seemed others "threw in the towel," he has simply stood steadfast, as ...


The Black Church: The 'Cocoon' For The Black 'Butterfly' And The African-American Music Idiom, Hubert Walters Jun 1997

The Black Church: The 'Cocoon' For The Black 'Butterfly' And The African-American Music Idiom, Hubert Walters

Trotter Review

An interesting phenomenon takes place in the world of nature when the larvae of the Monarch butterfly goes through the period of metamorphosis in the protective cover of the cocoon, and emerges as one of the most beautiful butterflies in North America. This phenomenon seems to be an appropriate metaphor to use in our discussion of the African-American Music Idiom. This idiom was developed and nurtured in the "cocoon" of the Black Church, while undergoing the "metamorphosis" of slavery, second-class citizenship, and segregation and emerge as the beautiful Black musical, "Butterfly," which stands at the very foundation of the only ...


Introduction, James Jennings Jun 1997

Introduction, James Jennings

Trotter Review

In order to understand and appreciate the critical importance of the Black Church in the empowerment of Blacks and, indeed, other communities of color in the United States, I am pleased to introduce the Spring 1997 issue of the Trotter Review. As noted above, we begin this issue with a reprinting of an essay by George E. Haynes, originally published in 1928, as part of a report issued by the Commission on the Church and Race Relations and sponsored by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Haynes described the involvement of the Black Church in the ...


Public Sector And Black Church Partnerships: A New Public Policy Tool, Marjorie B. Lewis Jun 1997

Public Sector And Black Church Partnerships: A New Public Policy Tool, Marjorie B. Lewis

Trotter Review

Since the mid-sixties, local, state and federal policies and their resulting agencies have been involved in an ongoing war on poverty. The goals of this effort have been to eradicate poverty through exogenous motivators, which include "work fare" programs, "head start" programs, and welfare "reform" initiatives. As well-intentioned as these efforts may have been, results have proven less than successful, particularly for inner-city African-American youth. In his paper, "The Rich Get Richer and the Black Poor Get Poorer," Samuel Myers reiterates this assessment, and shows that the plight of the inner-city dweller who is poor, uneducated, and African American has ...


An Interview With Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., President Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta, Georgia, Harold W. Horton Jun 1997

An Interview With Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., President Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta, Georgia, Harold W. Horton

Trotter Review

In 1996 the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia named Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. as its sixth president of the seminary. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Franklin was Program Officer for The Ford Foundation. He is a graduate of two theological seminaries, The Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus, Ohio and the McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago.


Religious Institutions And Black Political Activism, Frederick C. Harris Jun 1997

Religious Institutions And Black Political Activism, Frederick C. Harris

Trotter Review

During the modern Civil Rights Movement religious institutions provided critical organizational resources for protest mobilization. As Aldon Morris' extensive study of the southern Civil Rights Movement noted, the Black Church served as the "organizational hub of Black life," providing the resources that fostered—along with other indigenous groups and institutions—collective protest against a system of white domination in the South.


Burning Hate: The Torching Of Black Churches, Salim Muwakkil Jun 1997

Burning Hate: The Torching Of Black Churches, Salim Muwakkil

Trotter Review

Nearly 100 predominantly Black churches have been torched since 1990, their congregations forced to watch in horror as the very centers of their communities were consumed by the flames of racial hatred. Americans of all races have recoiled in shock—and often with genuine shame—as the attacks have escalated in past months. But despite President Clinton's call for interracial solidarity and the belated appeals of white evangelical Christian leaders for racial reconciliation, many African Americans are left wondering whether white America grasps the meaning and significance of this reign of terror.


Journal In Entirety Jan 1997

Journal In Entirety

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Thinking Beyond Ourselves, James Earl Massey Jan 1997

Thinking Beyond Ourselves, James Earl Massey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Spirit In Creation, Clark H. Pinnock Jan 1997

The Role Of The Spirit In Creation, Clark H. Pinnock

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Spirit In Redemption, Clark H. Pinnock Jan 1997

The Role Of The Spirit In Redemption, Clark H. Pinnock

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews, Kenneth J. Collins, Henry H. Knight Iii, Randy L. Maddox, Charles E. Gutenson, Mark Elliott, Ben Witherington Iii, J. Steven O'Malley Jan 1997

Book Reviews, Kenneth J. Collins, Henry H. Knight Iii, Randy L. Maddox, Charles E. Gutenson, Mark Elliott, Ben Witherington Iii, J. Steven O'Malley

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Burden We Feel, James Earl Massey Jan 1997

Understanding The Burden We Feel, James Earl Massey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Biblical Theological Foundations For A Response To Religious Pluralism, Dean Flemming Jan 1997

Biblical Theological Foundations For A Response To Religious Pluralism, Dean Flemming

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Journal In Entirety Jan 1997

Journal In Entirety

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


John Wesley As Editor And Encyclopedist, Samuel J. Rogal Jan 1997

John Wesley As Editor And Encyclopedist, Samuel J. Rogal

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Pascal's Biblical Omission Argument Against Natural Theology, Douglas Groothuis Jan 1997

Pascal's Biblical Omission Argument Against Natural Theology, Douglas Groothuis

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Gracious Imperative, James Earl Massey Jan 1997

The Gracious Imperative, James Earl Massey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Some Personal Reflections On The Jesus Seminar, William Richard Stegner Jan 1997

Some Personal Reflections On The Jesus Seminar, William Richard Stegner

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Wesley On Imputation: A Truly Reckoned Reality Or Antinomian Polemical Wreckage?, Woodrow W. Whidden Jan 1997

Wesley On Imputation: A Truly Reckoned Reality Or Antinomian Polemical Wreckage?, Woodrow W. Whidden

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews, David A. Desilva, Randy L. Maddox, John Culp, B. Keith Brewer, John N. Oswalt, David P. Whitelaw D.Th. Jan 1997

Book Reviews, David A. Desilva, Randy L. Maddox, John Culp, B. Keith Brewer, John N. Oswalt, David P. Whitelaw D.Th.

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Martin Luther King, Jr., Personalism, And Moral Law, Rufus Burrow Jr. Jan 1997

Martin Luther King, Jr., Personalism, And Moral Law, Rufus Burrow Jr.

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Sharing The Joy We Know, James Earl Massey Jan 1997

Sharing The Joy We Know, James Earl Massey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Looking At The World Through The Word, James Earl Masey Jan 1997

Looking At The World Through The Word, James Earl Masey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.