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The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Mary E. McGann and Eva Marie Lumas

in Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a historical overview of the emergence of Black Catholic worship, documenting and interpreting the historical forces that served as catalyst, the ... More


We Have Been Believers: Black Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Parish revivals enabled many Catholics, including blacks, to attain a deeper knowledge of their faith and to take fuller ownership of it. Catholic revivalism differed in its emphasis on the ... More


Constructing an African American Catholic Liturgical Aesthetic

Ronald D. Harbor

in Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter identifies the characteristic features of an African American Catholic liturgical aesthetic—that is, understandings of what is beautiful, sacred, ... More


Clarence R. J. Rivers' Vision of Effective African American Worship

Mary E. McGann

in Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the foundational vision of Catholic worship articulated by Father Clarence R. J. Rivers in the 1970s. Rivers—at once a musician, theologian, ... More


Liturgy as Identity Work in Predominantly African American Parishes

Tia Noelle Pratt

in American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284351
eISBN:
9780823285952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284351.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The experiences of African American Catholics are grossly underrepresented in the sociological literature on both race and religion. This is due, in part, to the perception that being both Black and ... More


A Final Tribute: Clarence R. J. Rivers, 1931–2004

Mary E. McGann

in Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents some final words about Father Clarence Rivers. Rivers wrote the seminal text for African American Catholic liturgical rites and rituals. Though it was ... More


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