Reclaiming the Spirituals

New Possibilities for African American Christian Education

By Yolanda Y. Smith

Reclaiming the Spirituals

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  • ISBN: 9781608995912
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Reclaiming the Spirituals

New Possibilities for African American Christian Education

By Yolanda Y. Smith

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608995912
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

About-

"To go back to tradition is the first step forward."
--African proverb

In Reclaiming the Spirituals, Smith encourages and aids contemporary African American churches in reclaiming their full heritage as Africans, African Americans, and Christians--their "triple-heritage," and invites them to draw upon the wisdom of their rich cultural and spiritual heritage as viable and relevant resources for the development of a model of Christian education that will empower African American Christians as they face the challenges of the 21st century.

While integrating the three distinctive components of the triple heritage, this model of African American Christian education emphasizes and illuminates the central role of the spirituals and the ways in which their usage shows how the triple-heritage can be appropriated as a broader resource for multicultural approaches in contemporary Christian education.

Chapters include:
- Ain't Dat Good News? Teaching the Triple-Heritage
- Deep River: Exploring the Triple-Heritage
- I'm Gonna Sing: Exploring the Spirituals
- This Little Light of Mine: Theology and Christian Education in the African American Church
- Balm in Gilead: The Theology of the Spirituals
- Let Us Break Bread Together: Using the Spirituals to Teach the Triple-Heritage
- My Soul's Been Anchored in de Lord: Insights for Building a Triple-Heritage Model of Christian Education

Contributors-

Yolanda Y. Smith

Bio(s)-

Yolanda Y, Smith is Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Yale University Divinity School.

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