Breaking Down Barriers: A Black Evangelical Explains the Black Church

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Born from joining the best of African culture to Christianity, today's evangelical black church is rising from the civil rights struggle to help forge a united interracial witness. Breaking Down the Barriers promotes the unification of black and white Christians and gives an understanding of the historic black church so evangelicals can help put away misconceptions.

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Dr. Dwight A. Perry oversees the Great Lakes regional conference of Converge Worldwide. Previously he served as Professor of Pastoral Studies at the Moody Bible Institute, as an executive with the Baptist General Conference and as a pastor of several churches. He was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is editor of Building Unity in the Chruch of the New Millennium. Dr. Perry and his wife Cynthia live in Madison, Wisconsin. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.

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The black church is the heart of its community, with a holistic gospel, unique preaching and music, and heartfelt worship. Perry (pastoral studies, Moody Bible Inst.) provides insight by noting its tribal priestly roots, its origins under slavery, and the development and shaping of the church both to preach the Christian gospel and to meet the needs of its people and community. The black church is also wrestling with the demands of a changing society. For example, Perry recognizes that the powerful black preaching of God's word has sometimes had an emotional fervor that nevertheless fails to address deeper spiritual needs. He offers recommendations that affect not just the black church but God's church as a whole as it seeks to break down racial barriers and answer the question, "Where do we go from here?" Recommended for all public libraries.?George Westerlund, Providence P.L.
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