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Mighty like a river : the black church and social reform

Author: Andrew Billingsley
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Billingsley
ISBN: 0195161793 9780195161793
OCLC Number: 51000497
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Storm is passing over: the Black church in perspective --
If tombstones could talk: the evolution of the Black church in Savannah --
General Sherman and the Black church --
Crisis of emancipation and reconstruction in Savannah --
Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert and the civil rights movement in Savannah --
First African Baptist Church, Richmond: seedbed of social reform --
New-time religion --
Black church and the male youth crisis --
Black church confronts the HIV/AIDS crisis --
Tale of two cities: Black churches in Denver and Atlanta --
Often seen, seldom called: the legacy of Jerena Lee --
Twelve gates to the city --
Unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian --
One more river to cross: the Black church faces the future.
Responsibility: Andrew Billingsley.

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