PDF KINDLE This Far by Faith Stories from the African American Religious Experience Ñ Juan Williams
E in Black America It helped me alot in understanding the subject and has led me to other books as well What I have gathered this book is this the Christian faith in the Black experience has been far from a negative influence rather it has given depth meaning and pride to many Black Americans including myself I yearn for the days when the Black Church was a wellspring of social justice "Identity Empowerment And Community Another Thing I Have Learned Is "empowerment and community Another thing I have learned is the downfall of the Black community
"post civil rights "Civil Rights was the loss of great leadership and the replacing of the love ethic exemplified through MLK and his Christian centered messagewith that of Black Power This movement has in my view has been nothing but a hinderance at least and a destructive force at most When we replaced love with force and peace with power we created ties of antagonism with our White brothers and sisters and yes that is what they are and forced an engagement not on level ground but based on victimhood and anger This and further books I will readresearch will pursue a regrasping of the love ethic that is at the core of the Christian gospel message and a tearing down of power and separation. Ck churches as touchstones for every step of the faith journey that became the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960sUsing archival and contemporary photography historical research and modern day interviews This Far by Faith features messages from some of today's foremost religious leaders. ,
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introduction I was a little miffed at first when uotations were not footnotedI was a little miffed at first when uotations were not footnoted the subject basically an introduction I was a little miffed at first when uotations were not footnoted then I realized the notes in the back of book made it pretty easy to figure out the sources of information if not the pa A story about religion through the black experience The book was informative but dry It read like a history book was informative but dry It read like a history Interesting collection of short biographies of blacks during the slavery era post slavery and civil rights period up to the present In each biography Williams explores the effect faith had on the person s ability to hold up under staggering hardships Often these were descriptions of theological trainwrecks such as Father Devine and Elijah Muhamad who mislead people with cultish practices But there were shining examples of Christianity at its best such as Martin Luther King Jr A good survey of religion in the African American community in the US over the past few centuries Much of it surveys the Christian experience because most of the religious experience in the African American community has been Christian And yet the book covers other religious traditions as well So it is not writt. A companion to the PBS series This Far by Faith isthe story of how religious faith inspired the greatest social movementin American history the US Civil Rights movementHailed upon publication as a beautiful seminal book on the role of the church in the African American community as well as on th.