Faith on every side: 19th century black female slaves and their spiritual legacy for females in a 21st century historically black church

Full Title
Faith on every side: 19th century black female slaves and their spiritual legacy for females in a 21st century historically black church
Author
Elaine Sykes
Abstract
Twenty-first century challenge to organized faith communities, i.e. increased transience and decreasing church affiliation are challenging some local faith communities' ability to thrive. Congregants of one local historically black church, however, appropriated biblical and African American voices as prototypical sources of 'faith' to guide the church's response to those challenges. Thus this project examined how this historically black congregation thrived as a result of the use of Hagar's story and 19th century spiritual autobiographies of former black slaves in the African American diaspora of 1700 to 1899, influenced spiritual development and produced leaders among its female congregants.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Josiah U Young
Language
English
Date
2009
Number of Pages
101