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Preaching with sacred fire :

an anthology of African American sermons, 1750 to the present /

edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas.

Other Authors: Simmons, Martha J., Thomas, Frank A. 1955-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, 2010
Edition: 1st ed.
Subjects: Sermons, American > African American authors.
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Table of Contents:
  • pt.ITHEBEGINNINGS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PREACHING: 1750-1789
  • Letter Upon the Doctrine of the Extent of the Atonement of Christ /John Chavis
  • AnAddress: Delivered Before the Coloured Population, of Providence Rhode Island on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1828 /Hosea Easton
  • Universal Salvation: AVery Eminent Doctrine; with Some Account of the Life and Character of its Author: ASermon Delivered at Rutland, West Parish in the Year 1805 /Lemuel Haynes
  • Excerpts of Sermons /John Jea
  • AThanksgiving Sermon, Preached January 1, 1808, In St. Thomas's or the African Episcopal, Church, Philadelphia: On Account of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade, on THAT Day, By the Congress of the United States /Absolom Jones
  • ASermon Preached on the 24th Day of June 1789, Being the Festival of St. John the Baptist, at the Request of the Right Worshipful the Grand Master Prince Hall, and the Rest of the Brethren of the African Lodge of the Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons in Boston /John Marrant
  • TheFuneral Sermon of Mary Henery /George White
  • pt.II.SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS EMANCIPATION: 1790-1865
  • AnAddress to Those Who Keep Slaves and Approve the Practice /Richard Allen
  • TheShadow of a Great Rock in a Weary Land /Brother Carper
  • TheRiver of the Water of Life /Brother Carper
  • TheDestined Superiority of the Negro /Alexander Crummell
  • What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July? /Frederick Douglass
  • Receiving the Call to Preach /Jarena Lee
  • On Christian Marriage /Zilpha Elaw
  • Women in the Gospel /Julia A. J. Foote
  • AThreshing Sermon /Julia A. Foote
  • AWord to My Christian Sisters /Julia A. J. Foote
  • Christian Perfection /Julia A. J. Foote
  • AnAddress on the Occasion of the Abolition of Slavery in New-York /Nathaniel Paul
  • ThePosition and Duties of the Colored People /James William Charles Pennington
  • Why Sit Ye Here and Die? /Maria W. Stewart
  • What If I Am a Woman? /Maria W. Stewart
  • Keeping the Thing Going While Things Are Stirring /Sojourner Truth
  • Ar'n't I a Woman? /Sojourner Truth
  • pt.III.FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTION: 1866-1917
  • Behold the Man /Harriet A. Cole Baker
  • All We Ask is Equal Laws, Equal Legislation, and Equal Rights /Richard Harvey Cain
  • AGospel Church /Richard R. DeBaptiste
  • Address to Twenty-Third General Conference of the AME Church /William Benjamin Derrick
  • TheDuty of Baptists to Home Missions /Elijah John Fisher
  • AGospel Message of Hope /Garfield T. Haywood
  • TheSong of Believers /Lucius H. Holsey
  • De Sun Do Move /John Jasper
  • Speech Delivered in Liberty Hall /Emily Christmas Kinch
  • Emancipation Oration /Emanuel King Love
  • Understanding the Times and Knowing What to Do /William Henry Moses
  • Presidential Address to the National Baptist Convention /Elias Camp Morris
  • Speech Before the Ohio Baptist Pastor's Union /James Preston Poindexter
  • TheCrime of Buying and Selling Votes /James Preston Poindexter
  • Education and the Race Problem /Joseph Charles Price
  • If We Work Six Days, the Seventh is the Sabbath /Mary Lena Lewis Tate
  • God is a Negro /Henry McNeal Turner
  • TheFugitive Slave Bill Speech /Samuel Ringgold Ward
  • Character /Samuel Ringgold Ward
  • pt.IV.WORLD WARS, FREEDOM STRUGGLES, AND RENAISSANCE: 1918-1950
  • Receive Ye the Holy Ghost /William Joseph Seymour
  • Divine Warning /Noble Drew Ali
  • Excerpts from The Divine Instructions from the Holy Prophet /Noble Drew Ali
  • Who Is Your God /Calvin P. Dixon
  • Goodbye to Chain Stores, Part I /J. M. Gates
  • Pay Your Policy Man /J. M. Gates
  • Hell Bound Express Train /J. M. Gates
  • TheWounds of Jesus /Zora Neale Hurston
  • Transfigured Moments /Vernon Johns
  • TheCreation /James Weldon Johnson
  • Work, Business, and Religion /Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
  • TheBattle Royal: AContention for the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints (Jude 25) /Charles Price Jones
  • TheKaiser in the Light of the Scriptures /Charles Harrison Mason
  • TheBlack Diamond Express to Hell, Parts 1-6 /A. W. Nix
  • TheAmerican Tower of Babel, or, Confusion of Tongues Over the Negro /Reverdy Cassius Ransom
  • Personal Purity: Advice to Young People and Mothers, Secrets Kept from Children, Facts for Boys and Girls 12 to 20 years /Lizzie Woods Robinson
  • Heaven's Christmas Tree /Charles Albert Tindley
  • God Ahead for 1926 /Lacey Kirk Williams
  • pt.V.CIVIL RIGHTS AND DIRECT ACTION: 1951-1968
  • Handicapped Lives /William Holmes Borders
  • TheMeasure of a Man /Timothy Moses Chambers
  • TheEagle Stirreth Her Nest /C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn) Franklin
  • I've Been to the Mountaintop /Martin Luther King Jr.
  • TheBallot or the Bullet /Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)
  • Great God Our King /Joseph Harrison Jackson
  • Eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. /Benjamin Elijah Mays
  • Days of Waiting /Jesse Jai McNeil
  • Lord, Teach Us to Pray /Howard Thurman
  • pt.VI.FROM BLACK TO AFRICAN AMERICAN AND BEYOND: 1969 TO THE PRESENT
  • Chaos or Creation /Charles Gilchrist Adams
  • AnUneven Hand /Charles E. Booth
  • Being a Black Catholic /Thea Bowman
  • Prophets for a New Day /Katie Geneva Cannon
  • TheWorms Got Him /Caesar Arthur Walker Clark Sr.
  • Dear Enemy, I Love You /Johnnie Colemon
  • "Why Are You Here?" /Claudette A. Copeland
  • Curse Not the Rich /Frederick Joseph Eikerenkoetter
  • Toward a More Perfect Union /Louis Farrakhan
  • Spiritual Renewal: Good News for the Poor /James Alexander Forbes Jr.
  • Outer Turmoil, Inner Strength /Peter J. Gomes
  • Between the Wilderness and a Cliff /Prathia L. Hall
  • ACircle of Concern /Barbara C. Harris
  • What You Have When You Have Jesus /Edward Victor Hill
  • Keep Hope Alive /Jesse Louis Jackson
  • TheGathering of America /Thomas Dexter (T. D.) Jakes
  • Dealing With Disciples /Miles Jerome Jones
  • AnAnatomy of Forgiveness /William Augustus Jones Jr.
  • Keep the Pressure On /Vashti Murphy McKenzie
  • All Flesh is Eligible! /Ella Muriel Pearson Mitchell
  • TheEnemy Inside Your Mind /Paul S. Morton Sr.
  • AProphetic Witness in an Anti-Prophetic Age /Otis Moss Jr.
  • Male and Female He Created Them /Anna Pauli Murray
  • God's Cure for Racism and Loneliness /Gilbert E. Patterson
  • How God Sees the Races /Frederick K. C. Price
  • TheBottom Line /Samuel DeWitt Proctor
  • TheTestimony of a Towel /Sandy F. Ray
  • TheDeath of Hope /Frederick G. Sampson II
  • Heavenly Grace and Human Response /Manuel L. Scott Sr.
  • His Own Clothes /Gardner Calvin Taylor
  • Not...yet /Renita Weems
  • God at the Midnight Ball /Jasper Williams Jr.
  • TheDay of Jerusalem's Fall /Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
  • Whooping: TheMusicality of African American Preaching Past and Present /Martha Simmons
  • Other Notable Preachers

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