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By Milton C. Sernett

ISBN-10: 0822324261

ISBN-13: 9780822324263

This widely-heralded selection of awesome files deals a view of African American spiritual historical past from Africa and early the United States via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of at the present time. The documents—many of them infrequent, out-of-print, or tricky to find—include own narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, early denominational histories, journalistic debts, and theological statements. during this quantity Olaudah Equiano describes Ibo faith. Lemuel Haynes supplies a black Puritan’s farewell. Nat Turner confesses. Jarena Lee turns into a feminine preacher one of the African Methodists. Frederick Douglass discusses Christianity and slavery. Isaac Lane preaches one of the freedmen. Nannie Helen Burroughs reviews at the paintings of Baptist girls. African Methodist bishops planned at the nice Migration. Bishop C. H. Mason tells of the Pentecostal event. Mahalia Jackson remembers the glory of making a song on the 1963 March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes from the Birmingham jail.
initially released in 1985, this improved moment variation contains new assets on ladies, African missions, and the nice Migration. Milton C. Sernett presents a normal advent in addition to ancient context and remark for every document.

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That he was at first made holy, in the image of God; that he fell from that state of holiness, and became an enemy to God; and that since the fall, all the imaginations of the thoughts of his heart are evil, and only evil, and that continually. That the carnal mind is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. And that all mankind were under the wrath and curse of God, and must have been for ever miserable, if they had been left to suffer what their sins deserved. It tells us that God, to save some of mankind, sent his Son into this world to die, in the room and stead of sinners; and that now God can save from eternal misery all that believe in his Son, and take him for their Saviour; and that all are called upon to repent, and believe in Jesus Christ.

Francis Ie Jau find but 4 very strict. Baptised this half year past a Marryed Woman and 17 Children. Actual Communicants in all about 50: Constant Communicants every two Months near 30, among whom are two Negroes. Since I came I baptised in all 2 Adults & 47 Children. Our Congregation is generally of about 100 Persons, sometimes more, several that were inclinable to some of the dissenting partys shew themselves pritty constant among us, and I do what possible to edify them and give them satisfaction in their doubts.

His reports of the difficulties of an Anglican minister in an outpost ofthe British empire often touch upon efforts to convert the Native American and African populations. A few slaves did become Christians, often against the wishes or will ofplanters who feared that baptism would lead to social revolution. In his efforts to encourage more humane treatment for them, Dr. Le Jau confronted both suspicion from the slaves and opposition from the planters. Though African American converts to Anglicanism hardly entered pew and pulpit on an equal footing with whites, they provided the nucleus of a black Christian community that would increase in number through the American Revolution.

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