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This book gives readers a broad understanding of the Black Church in America and a sense of its uniqueness in the wider world. * Explores the history of the Black Church in America, its African roots, beliefs, practices, politics, and contemporary moral dilemmas * Argues that in the Black Church, individual and communal destiny are bound together * The author is a Priest in the Episcopal Church and teaches spirituality and Black Church studies at Duke University.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405118927
ISBN-10: 140511892X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Battle

Michael Battle served as Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Black Church Studies at Duke University and Rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina before moving to Virginia Theological Seminary. He was also Vice Chairman of the board of the Ghandi Institute. He is the author of The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation (2005), Reconciliation in a Violent World (2005) Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Christian Spirituality of Nonviolence (2004), The Wisdom of Desmond Tutu (1999) and Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu (1997).

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