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Sing a new song : liberating Black hymnody

Author: Jon Michael Spencer
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jon Michael Spencer's bold book steps into the intersection of African American life and Christian traditions. He tracks ways in which distortions within the biblical and theological traditions - notably their biases and myths about gender, race, and class - have infected even black Christianity. His learned and eloquent plea for a more critical Christianity has important implications for all churches."--BOOK  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Michael Spencer
ISBN: 0800627229 9780800627225
OCLC Number: 31045506
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Petition --
The requisite of revision --
The prerequisite of exegetical freedom --
Exegeses --
Gender and hymnody --
Race and hymnody --
Class and hymnody --
Revision --
Anatomy of a new hymnal.
Responsibility: Jon Michael Spencer.

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"Jon Michael Spencer's bold book steps into the intersection of African American life and Christian traditions. He tracks ways in which distortions within the biblical and theological traditions - notably their biases and myths about gender, race, and class - have infected even black Christianity. His learned and eloquent plea for a more critical Christianity has important implications for all churches."--BOOK JACKET.

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