African-american Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Churches in the African-American community share a distinct worship culture that is the result of the integration of Christian worship forms with a worldview shaped by a traditional African ontology (understanding of being). In addition to the African heritage and religious perspective, the experience of blacks in American slavery has also helped to shape African-American worship patterns. Because most North American Christians are unfamiliar with the African heritage, this entry covers more...


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