Newfound faith in the God of the Bible helped many African Americans survive the slave experience. Outlining the history of Christianity among African Americans, June focuses on the development of the denominations that comprise the "Black Church"; and examines the spiritual, political, and psychological roles they played in the lives of its members. 152 pages, softcover from Lift Every Voice.
"A faith in the God of the Bible and an association with the institutional church have had a positive influence on the African American community, and were key in the survival of the slave experience in America," says psychologist and professor Dr. Lee June.
This book traces the history of Christianity among African Americans and the development of the "Black Church"--those denominations created by, created for, and stewarded by African Americans. He examines the role the church has played politically and psychologically as well as spiritually in the lives of African Americans. This comprehensive psychological and spiritual look at an historic institution will be a valuable tool for both pastors and seminary professors.
LEE JUNE (B.A., Tuskegee University; M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. University of Illinois) serves as associate provost for Academic Support Services and Multicultural Issues, vice president for Student Affairs and Services, and professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. He has previously served in the role of director of counseling at MSU. He is author of Yet with a Steady Beat: The Black Church through a Psychological and Biblical Lens. Active in a local congregation, Lee and his wife Shirley are the parents of two sons.
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