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My soul is a witness : African-American women's spirituality

Author: Gloria Jean Wade Gayles
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1995.
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"My Soul Is a Witness is a powerful testament to the importance of religion and spirituality in die lives of African-American women." "Through essays, poetry, prayer, and song, women of the African-American community celebrate the power of the Spirit and their connections through it. We learn of mothers who bequeath their daughters the strength for living that comes from deep faith; daughters from whose love for the  Read more...
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My soul is a witness.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604587715
Online version:
My soul is a witness.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)607664931
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Jean Wade Gayles
ISBN: 0807009342 9780807009345 0807009350 9780807009352 0807009237 9780807009239
OCLC Number: 31377690
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Boarding "The Old Ship of Zion"; witnessing our mother's faith --
2. Testifying: the spiritual anchor in African-American culture --
3. Challenging traditions: a new baptism in the spirit --
4. Praying at different altars, singing different songs: African-American women across denominations and faiths --
5. Invoking the spirit: the healing power of affirmations and rituals.
Responsibility: edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles.

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"My Soul Is a Witness is a powerful testament to the importance of religion and spirituality in die lives of African-American women." "Through essays, poetry, prayer, and song, women of the African-American community celebrate the power of the Spirit and their connections through it. We learn of mothers who bequeath their daughters the strength for living that comes from deep faith; daughters from whose love for the Spirit emerges a love for themselves and their worth as human beings; women whose prayers to the Spirit release them from the pain and weight of past betrayals. From the Church of Aretha to Marie Laveau, Voudou queen, the Spirit is present in all forms of worship, working among all women."--Jacket.

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