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Towards Liturgies that Reconcile

Race and Ritual among African-American and European-American Protestants

Towards Liturgies that Reconcile by Scott Haldeman
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Towards Liturgies that Reconcile reflects upon Christian worship as it is shaped, and mis-shaped, by human prejudice, specifically by racism. African Americans and European Americans have lived together for 400 years on the continent of North America, but they have done so as slave and master, outsider and insider, oppressed and oppressor.

Scott Haldeman traces the development of Protestant worship among whites and blacks, showing that the following exist in tension: African American and European American Protestant liturgical traditions are both interdependent and distinct; and that multicultural communities must both understand and celebrate the uniqueness of various member groups while also accepting the risk and possibility of praying themselves into an integrated body, one new culture.

Ashgate Publishing Ltd; Read online
Title: Towards Liturgies that Reconcile
Author: Scott Haldeman; Teresa Berger; Paul F Bradshaw; Dave Leal; Bryan D Spinks; Phillip Tovey

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