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In the holds of slave ships, Africans brought with them a hope for liberation, a strong oral tradition, and a sense of connectedness between their spiritual and physical lives. When Blacks converted to Christianity, these characteristics contributed to a Christian community that was, and is, distinctly different than the White church. In Breaking Down Barriers, Dwight Perry provides a brief history of the Black church in America and shows how it has survived as a shelter from a hostile world. He offers an introduction to Black evangelicalism, placing it in the context of both the traditional Black church and White evangelicalism. "The entity at the heart of the Black community in America is the Black church," writes Perry. "It has made its strong imprint not only on the Black community, but on the whole of society." Perry also provides a portrait of today's Black evangelical movement as well as ideas for multiracial ministry in the twenty-first century and beyond. Breaking Down Barriers helps Black and White Christians understand the African American church, enabling them to do away with misconceptions and build a new future together. (Originally published 1998 by Baker Book House, reprinted by permission.)
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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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Book Description Baker Books, 1998. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. 1998 Trade PB. 175 pgs. Owner name/note Title Page. About 63 pgs with notes and green highlighting. Binding Tight. Cover as new. 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. Seller Inventory # 004520
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