Augustine, Florida, dating from the second half of the sixteenth century, attest to the presence of Catholics of African descent. Underlying these essays is the contention that the Black Catholic community deserves and needs something more. McGann with contributions by Eva Marie Lumas and Ronald D. The well documented survey of developments since and debates over adaptation and inculturation contains much of value to the broader Catholic community and liturgists in particular. Pastoral leaders in the African American community as well as liturgical scholars will find abundant instpiration in these informative pages. ¹¹ In contrast to the circumspect logic of liturgical renewal set in motion in many places, the forging of distinctive styles and patterns of African American Catholic worship has released a religious energy and desire, a giftedness and grace, a boldness and passion, that continues to follow its own logic in an attempt to find its appropriate and legitimate course.
Rivers—at once a musician, theologian, liturgist, composer, dramatist, and priest of the diocese of Cincinnati—worked to educate and liberate Black Catholics to reclaim the fullness of their ethno-religious patrimony. This book traces the dynamic interplay of social change, cultural awakening, and charismatic leadership that have sparked the emergence of distinctive styles of black Catholic worship. Harbor Oth: Eva Marie Lumas S. Clarence Rivers, 1931-2004, priest, liturgist, musician, African American, wove together the gifts of African American worship and Roman Catholic liturgical tradition and created something that was unique, original, and enriching. The foundational role of Fr. Through the lens of emerging liturgical practice, the authors explore the interplay of cultural consciousness, religious sensibilities, local agency, and charismatic leadership that has shaped distinctively new expressions of Catholic faith. Catholic Church has marked a whole spectrum of theological and pastoral writing over the past few years, and with it a closer attention to the concrete forms, expressions, and ritual embodiments by which particular cultural communities express their Christian faith.
Discussions of an autonomous rite which began in the 1970s continued in the 1980s and 1990s. Historian Father Cyprian Davis, O. Fourth, in this first decade of a new millennium, liturgy has resurfaced as an urgent pastoral concern within the African American Catholic community. Clarence Rivers is explored at length. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Discusses distinctive practices of prayer, music, and preaching The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship - Kindle edition by Mary E. Others valued Catholic education, which empowered numerous Black children with skills, self-esteem, and moral principles.
Clarence Rivers is explored at length. The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship. This important book explores the powerful spiritual renaissance that has marked African American life and selfunderstanding over the last several decades by examining one critical dimension: the forging of new expressions of Catholic worship rooted in the larger Catholic tradition, yet shaped in unique ways by African American religious culture. These authors demonstrate that the renaissance of Black Catholic worship in the latter decades of the twentieth century, which is the focus of this volume, is neither an isolated phenomenon nor a process unique to Roman Catholics. This volume chronicles the forty-year apex of that journey. Maintaining the standard structure and text but introducing unique music styles and some other practices has been less controversial and more likely to be allowed. In concluding, authors Mary McGann and Eva Lumas address the present and future challenges that Black Catholics face as they continue their journey of faith, discerning the distinctive patterns that can express their worship of the living God in a changing social, cultural, and ecclesial context.
A welcome overview and analysis of the 'emergence of African American Worship' in the last 40 years. Explores the new expressions of Catholic worship shaped by African-American religious culture. In their historical overview, McGann and Eva Marie Lumas chronicle the liturgical and pastoral issues of a Black Catholic liturgical movement that has transformed the larger American church. Rivers, who promoted forms of black worship, music, preaching, and prayer that have enabled African American Catholics to reclaim the fullness of their religious identity. ¹² Such a comprehensive effort is necessary, they contend, if African American Catholic worship is to claim its historical inheritance and realize the fullness of its emerging potential.
In the years following these events, the American Church has witnessed the emergence of distinctively African American patterns of celebrating Catholic worship. Though that document sided with adaptation rather than inculturation, discussion did not end and proposals continued to be put forth. Catholic Books Review: Mary E. McGann and Eva Marie Lumas -- Clarence R. Blending history, theology, and liturgy, Let It Shine! Let It Shine: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship. At a time when the Black community is increasingly dispersed geographically, culturally isolated, and religiously eclectic, such a framework can guide the continued articulation of the spiritual genius of Black Catholics, building on the dynamic ferment of the period covered in this volume while creating its own new paths and tributaries. In their historical overview, McGann and Eva Marie Lumas chronicle the Blending history, theology, and liturgy, Let It Shine! The historical overview offered by Mary McGann and Eva Marie Lumas presupposes the heritage shared with other African American Christians which was suppressed within American Catholicism.
Authors McGann, Lumas, and Harbor are well-suited for the task from their association and collaboration with Fr. McGann then examines the foundational vision of Rev. Clarence Rivers, 1931-2004, priest, liturgist, musician, African American, wove together the gifts of African American worship and Roman Catholic liturgical tradition and created something that was unique, original, and enriching. ¹ He notes that the earliest baptismal records from St. The authors of Let It Shine! What becomes clear in this ferment is that to be Black and Catholic is a deliberate choice—a way of living authentically the catholicity of their shared faith tradition and of being agents of their future, subjects of their full participation in the Church.
The E-mail message field is required. Pastoral leaders in the African American community as well as liturgical scholars will find abundant instpiration in these informative pages. Another version of Part Two appeared in Worship 76, no. Finally, Harbor constructs a black Catholic aesthetic based on the theological, ethical, and liturgical insights of four African American scholars, expressed through twenty-three performative values. Clarence Rivers is explored at length. The E-mail message field is required.
It confirms that ecclesial processes of renewal are never simply top-down, or from the center to the margins. Moreover, this liturgical aesthetic illuminates the distinctive gift of Black Catholics to the multicultural tapestry of lived faith in the American Church, and might serve as a model for a similar discernment of performative values appropriate to other cultural communities. The foundational role of Fr. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher. Another version of Part One appeared in U.