Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship  -     By: Mary E. McGann, Eva Marie Lumas, Ronald D. Harbor
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Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Fordham University Press / 2008 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 181
Vendor: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.29 X 6.01 X 0.53 (inches)
ISBN: 0823229920
ISBN-13: 9780823229925

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Publisher's Description

Let It Shine! probes the distinctive contribution of black Catholics to the life of the American church, and to the unfolding of lived Christianity in the United States. This important book explores the powerful spiritual renaissance that has marked African American life and selfunderstanding over the last several decades by examining one critical dimension: the forging of new expressions of Catholic worship rooted in the larger Catholic tradition, yet shaped in unique ways by African American religious culture.Starting with the 1960s, the book traces the dynamic interplay of social change, cultural awakening, and charismatic leadership that have sparked the emergence of distinctive styles of black Catholic worship. In their historical overview, McGann and Eva Marie Lumas chronicle the liturgical and pastoral issues of a black Catholic liturgical movement that has transformed the larger American church. McGann then examines the foundational vision of Rev. Clarence R. J. Rivers, who promoted forms of black worship, music, preaching, and prayer that have enabled African American Catholics to reclaim the fullness of their religious identity.Finally, Harbor constructs a black Catholic aesthetic based on the theological, ethical, and liturgical insights of four African American scholars, expressed through twenty-three performative values. This liturgical aesthetic illuminates the distinctive gift of black Catholics to the multicultural tapestry of lived faith in the American church and can also serve as a pastoral model for other cultural communities.Blending history, theology, and liturgy, Let It Shine! is a valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and students and a practical pastoral guide to bringing African American spirituality more firmly into the sacramental life of American parishes.

Author Bio

MARY E. McGANN, R.S.C.J., is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Music at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. She is author of award-winning A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African American Catholic Community and Music as Worship and Theology: Research in Liturgical Practice.

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Discusses distinctive practices of prayer, music, and preaching among black Catholics.

Explores the new expressions of Catholic worship shaped by African-American religious culture.

A welcome overview and analysis of the 'emergence of African American Worship' in the last 40 years. The foundational role of Fr. Clarence Rivers is explored at length. Authors McGann, Lumas, and Harbor are well-suited for the task from their association and collaboration with Fr. Rivers. Pastoral leaders in the African American community as well as liturgical scholars will find abundant instpiration in these informative pages. -Giles Pater

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