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Saints in exile [electronic resource] : the Holiness-Pentecostal experience in African American religion and culture /
Cheryl J. Sanders.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1996.
description
xiv, 177 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
ISBN
0195131010 (pbk.), 9780195131017
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1996.
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0195131010 (pbk.)
9780195131017
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1999."
catalogue key
8717375
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-170) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Cheryl J. Sanders is Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, and Senior Pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington D.C.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes, Colby College
"A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology
"Sanders' study is a very carefully drawn portrait of African American religious experience, and her use of the dialectical axes offers considerable insight and analysis that makes this volume a must read."--Christian Sociologist Newsletter
"Those who have an affinity for or an interest in the culture of black holiness and Pentecostal churches will gain rich new insights and historical background from Sanders's work."--Christian Century
"Those who have an affinity for or an interest in the culture of black holiness and Pentecostal churches will gain rich new insights and historical background from Sanders's work."--Christian Century "A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology "A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes, Colby College "Sanders' study is a very carefully drawn portrait of African American religious experience, and her use of the dialectical axes offers considerable insight and analysis that makes this volume a must read."--Christian Sociologist Newsletter
"Those who have an affinity for or an interest in the culture of black holiness and Pentecostal churches will gain rich new insights and historical background from Sanders's work."--Christian Century "A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin,Candler School of Theology "A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes,Colby College "Sanders' study is a very carefully drawn portrait of African American religious experience, and her use of the dialectical axes offers considerable insight and analysis that makes this volume a must read."--Christian Sociologist Newsletter
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Summaries
Main Description
Saints in Exile studies, from an insiders perspective, the worship practices and social ethics of the African American family of Holiness, Pentecostal and Apostolic churches known collectively as the Sanctified Church. Cheryl Sanders identifies the theme of exile, both as an idea and an experience, as the key to understanding the dialectical nature of African American religious and intellectual life, that W.E.B. Du Bois called "double-conscious."
Main Description
Saints in Exile studies, from an insider's perspective, the worship practices and social ethics of the African American family of Holiness, Pentecostal, and Apostolic churches known collectively as the Sanctified Church. Cheryl Sanders identifies the theme of exile, both as an idea and anexperience, as the key to understanding the dialectical nature of African American religious and intellectual life, that W.E.B. Du Bois called "double-conscious." Sanders's saints in exile are a people who see themselves as "in the world but not of it"; their marginalized status is both self-imposedand involuntary, a consequence of racism, sexism and other forms of elitism. When joined with the biblical tropes of homecoming and reconciliation, the concept of exile serves as a vital vantage point from which to identify, critique, and remedy the continued alienation of blacks, women, and thepoor in the United States. Sanders's interpretive approach clarifies many paradoxical features of black existence, especially the peculiar interplay of the sacred and the secular in African American song, speech, and dance. She particularly scrutinizes gospel music, a product of the Sanctified worship tradition that has hada significant influence on popular culture. Saints in Exile goes further than any previous study in illuminating the African American experience; it will be welcomed by scholars and students of American religion, African American studies, and American History.
Table of Contents
Introduction: "In the World, But Not of It,"p. 3
African Religious Traditions in the Sanctified Churchp. 6
Christianity and Social Ethics among the Slavesp. 9
Emergence of the Sanctified Church as a Christian Renewal Movementp. 14
The Sanctified Churches and Christian Reform: Confronting the Barriers of Race, Sex, and Classp. 17
Configurations of Race and Denomination in Holiness, Pentecostal, and Apostolic Churchesp. 17
"Zion's Hill": Black Holiness in the Church of Godp. 21
William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street Revivalp. 27
Participation of Women and the Poor in the Holiness-Pentecostal Movementp. 32
Refuge and Reconciliation in a Holiness Congregationp. 35
Pastoral Leadership at Third Street Church of God, 1910-1995p. 35
Sunday Worshipp. 42
The Urban Prayer Breakfastp. 46
"In the Beauty of Holiness": Ethics and Aesthetics in the Worship of the Saintsp. 49
Basic Elements of Sanctified Worshipp. 49
Saved, Sanctified, and Spirit-Baptizedp. 58
Static and Ecstatic Forms of Spirit Possessionp. 59
Worship and Exilep. 63
The Holy Dance: Shoutingp. 64
The Chant of Affirmation: "Yes, Lord!,"p. 67
Liturgical Attendants Wearing Whitep. 68
Inclusion of Welcome and Announcements as Liturgyp. 69
Ecstasy and Epistemology: "Having Church,"p. 70
Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Gospel Music and Popular Culture in the United Statesp. 71
European Protestant Hymnodyp. 74
Negro Spiritualsp. 76
The Bluesp. 78
Jazzp. 79
Rhythm and Blues: Soul Musicp. 81
Gospel Rapp. 83
Classical Musicp. 85
Gospel Musicians in the Sanctified Traditionp. 86
Resistance, Rebellion, and Reform: The Collegiate Gospel Choir and the Black Clergy Caucusp. 91
Gospel Music and Black Identity on Campusp. 92
The Black Clergy Caucus Movement in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)p. 98
Black Intellectuals and Storefront Religion in the Age of Black Consciousnessp. 106
Black Intellectuals and Black Religion in Exilic Perspective: A Typology of Traditionsp. 106
Afro-Pentecostal Thoughtp. 118
The Church in Exile: Vital Signs outside the Mainstreamp. 123
Summary: The Dialectics of Exilic Existencep. 123
Toward an Exilic Ecclesiologyp. 125
The Ethics of Holiness and Unityp. 132
Spirituality and Christian Formationp. 136
Biblical and Ecumenical Witnesses of the Gospel Messagep. 138
Conclusion: Exile and Homecomingp. 143
Notesp. 152
Indexp. 171
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