The Irresistible Urge to Preach
A Collection of African American “Call” Stories
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
436 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.87 in
- Published: December 2015
This is a groundbreaking study in the African American religious experience. Never before has there been a published collection of oral African American "call" stories that treats them as a genre worthy of scholarly analysis. This volume of eighty-six stories was collected in tape-recorded interviews over a six year period from 1985 to 1991. Significantly, this unique, in-depth study represents at least eight different Christian denominations. Many of the men and women who share their "call" story in this volume are nationally and internationally known.