Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Religion Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 6 of 6

Full-Text Articles in Religion

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 ...


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.


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.


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.