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Joy unspeakable : contemplative practices of the Black church

Author: Barbara Ann Holmes
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of Joy Unspeakable focuses on the black church and points toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination. Holmes's research--through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
(OCoLC)1005195719
(OCoLC)1005362621
(OCoLC)1001265353
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ann Holmes
ISBN: 9781506421629 1506421628
OCLC Number: 1086464844
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 218 pages.)
Contents: Introduction: An unlikely legacy --
Contemplation : a cultural and spiritual history --
Retrieving lost legacies : contemplation in West Africa --
Every shut eye ain't sleep : the inner life during slavery --
Come ye disconsolate : contemplation in black church congregational life --
Joy comes in the morning : contemplative themes in African American biblical interpretation --
Ain't gonna let nobody turn us around : contemplation, activism, and praxis --
Black lives matter and the black church : twenty-first-century contemplative activism --
Deep rivers : the contemplative presidency of Barack Hussein Obama --
At the crossroads : art, activism, and the contemplative life --
Afterword: Toward a future together.
Responsibility: Barbara A. Holmes.

Abstract:

"The second edition of Joy Unspeakable focuses on the black church and points toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination. Holmes's research--through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, spiritual and political activism, and unique meditative worship practices"--Cover.
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