Author Henry Masters' upbringing followed a pattern of the Great Migration, in which families moved away from the South to pursue greater opportunity. Because of religious, spiritual, and sentimental meanings, these separated family members would return home for Christmas to practice deeply felt, long-practiced traditions of hospitality.Explores four disciplines of hospitality:Makin' Room, Makin' Do, Makin' Up, Makin' TimeCelebrates the Christmas traditions and spirituality of Black people in America, showing how African ethics and theology have a continuing influenceConnects the African theological ethic of ubuntu, as described by Bishop DesmondIncludes a leader's guide written by S. Dianna Masters with background information, discussion questions, a bibliography, and more.
Celebrates Christmas traditions and practice through the perspective of an African American family
The Rev. Dr. Henry Masters is the pastor of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Paul Quinn in San Antonio, and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Southern Methodist. He has an honorary doctorate from Huston-Tillotson. Henry Masters pastored in Texas for many years and served on the faculty of Perkins, Texas Christian University. He has also taught at Claremont School of Theology.
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