Joy unspeakable : contemplative practices of the black church / Barbara A. Holmes.
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- 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|John P. Webster Library - West Hartford||BR 563 .N4 H653 2017 (Text to phone)||30401141578439||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781506421612
- ISBN: 150642161X
- Physical Description: xxxix, 218 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
"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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