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Spirituality Among Black Americans: A Hierarchical Classification Of The Family Strengths Model, Genese Clark Dec 2017

Spirituality Among Black Americans: A Hierarchical Classification Of The Family Strengths Model, Genese Clark

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

There is a need for disaggregate data pertaining to the perceived strengths of Black American families. This study identified which traits are salient and dominant among African-American families according to the Family Strengths Model. Utilizing this model, a mixed methods study was conducted among Black Americans living in Connecticut who identify with belonging to a family (N=59) to investigate the importance of six family strength domains. Results found the hierarchical rank (from most important to least important) to be commitment, spirituality/ spiritual wellbeing, appreciation and affection, positive communication, time together, and the ability to manage stress and crisis effectively ...


African Americans Speak To Spectacle Lynchings, Mary Beth Mathews Jan 2015

African Americans Speak To Spectacle Lynchings, Mary Beth Mathews

Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

Donald Mathews’s “The Southern Rite of Human Sacrifice” both describes southern lynching as a lived interpretation of Christianity and claims a role for the religious study of lynching. Relying largely on historiography, Mathews contends that white southerners created this religion and ignored obvious parallels between lynched black men and the death of Jesus on the cross. But missing from this and other interpretations is a key voice: that of contemporary black evangelical pastors.


Biblical Hermeneutics For The Twenty-First Century African American Church: Introducing Seven Key Solutions Promoting Higher Education, Jacqueline Montague May 2014

Biblical Hermeneutics For The Twenty-First Century African American Church: Introducing Seven Key Solutions Promoting Higher Education, Jacqueline Montague

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Despite the fact that education builds knowledge, higher learning through Seminary is preached from many African American pulpits as having little merit. The author's hope is to channel broader understanding on how the seminary experience can make a difference in accomplishing the assignment commissioned by Jesus to a postmodern society. To achieve this goal, the author divulges the importance and necessity of seminary studies from a semiotic approach. Research includes a study of the hermeneutic circle and its three parts: text, messenger, and listeners; collected data from culture analyses and statistical reports to comprise three pastoral interviews. The objective ...


I Am Who I Am: The Book Of Exodus And African American Individuality, Joseph L. Kirkenir Apr 2014

I Am Who I Am: The Book Of Exodus And African American Individuality, Joseph L. Kirkenir

Student Publications

Scholars often attempt to construct collective ideologies in order to generalize the beliefs and views of entire populations, with one target population frequently being the African American community during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, doing so fails to recognize the individuality of the population’s members and, especially in the case of the country’s oppressed Blacks, establishes a system where assumed notions and ignorant ideas abound. One might argue that the popularity of the book of Exodus in the time’s African American expressive outlets indicates that there did exist a collective ideology based upon the ...


A Theodicy Of Redemptive Suffering In African American Involvement Led By Absalom Jones And Richard Allen In The Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1793, Kyle Boone Apr 2013

A Theodicy Of Redemptive Suffering In African American Involvement Led By Absalom Jones And Richard Allen In The Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1793, Kyle Boone

Undergraduate Student Scholarship – History

This paper is a historical investigation into the involvement of African Americans during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. It explores key figures, details, medical realities, and media representation. The particular focus lies on the dilemma of suffering in the world and how the African American understanding of evil in this community led to their decision of involvement. Their understanding of theodicy will be weighed against modern philosophical and theological attempts to deal with theodicy.


Pentecost In Perspective 88, Oral Roberts Sep 1988

Pentecost In Perspective 88, Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts Collection

A sermon given by Oral Roberts in 1988 at the church of Bishop Norman Wagner, location unknown. Roberts recounts the development of his crusade ministry and how he integrated his crusades in the 1950s. He also talked about the City of Faith and the struggles he was facing.


1978 Oru Commencement Address - Jesse Jackson, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Apr 1978

1978 Oru Commencement Address - Jesse Jackson, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

ORU Archival Collection

This is a transcript of the 1978 commencement address at Oral Roberts University held on April 30th, 1978. The address was given by civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson who also received an honorary doctorate from ORU. Jackson talked about ORU's reputation for racial integration and equality and challenged the students and university to continue to live out the dream of equality in education.


Booker T. Washington High School Desegregation Announcement, Oral Roberts Apr 1973

Booker T. Washington High School Desegregation Announcement, Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts Collection

In 1973, Booker T. Washington became a pilot school for desegregation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On April 10, 1973, Oral Roberts issued a statement in support of the "future of Washington High School" and the "voluntary efforts to integrate" the families of Tulsa. Roberts declared, "We all hope and pray that we all can get together ant that is will be more than an experiment, it will be something living in the midst of all of us that demonstrates our real sincere feelings of brotherhood."


Black Awareness Chapel 2-21-1973 - Student Testimonies, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Feb 1973

Black Awareness Chapel 2-21-1973 - Student Testimonies, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Chapel Audio & Transcripts

This is a transcript of a Chapel on the campus of Oral Roberts University during the 1973 Black Awareness Week. The chapel is dedicated to testimonies of black students reflecting on the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. for racial equality.


Racial Brotherhood Chapel - 10-15-1969, Maynard Ungerman Oct 1969

Racial Brotherhood Chapel - 10-15-1969, Maynard Ungerman

Chapel Audio & Transcripts

This is a transcript of a Chapel service on the campus of Oral Roberts Unviersity in Tulsa, OK. This chapel is dedicated to the topic of Racial Brotherhood. A panel of speakers address racism against Jewish and Negro people in America and in the city of Tulsa include Mrs. Maynard Ungerman, Finney Att, Jeanie Sinclair, Kathrine Copeland, Betty Hopkins. The panel is moderated by Maynard Ungerman, a Jewish lawyer and civil rights activist from Tulsa.