Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING [Paperback]

By Cleophus J. Larue (Author)
Our Price $ 21.00  
Retail Value $ 30.00  
You Save $ 9.00  (30%)  
Item Number 67240  
Buy New $21.00
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING by Cleophus J. Larue...

Overview
LaRue provides important insights on why black preaching is strong and active, and connects with the real-life experiences of listeners. (Christian)

Publishers Description
By Midwest Book Review Cleophus J. LaRue's Heart Of Black Preaching provides important insights on why black preaching is strong and active, connecting with the real-life experiences of listeners. Too many preachers leave God out: LaRue considers the important connections between life experiences and religion which make black preachers so effective in their communities. Another reviewer wrote: This is a super book for anyone wanting to know the history and present day dynamics of black preaching. LaRue brings forth a wealth of information on great black preachers of the past and he also draws upon current African American preachers on the American scene. He claims there is a particular way of viewing God that is distinctive to black preaching. Moreover, he argues that there are five domains or spheres of black lived experience that are very helpful to black preaching. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of the particulars of black preaching and a greater understanding of how to prepare your own sermons. It is a most helpful book. Great

Citations And Professional Reviews
THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING by Cleophus J. Larue has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Booklist - 12/15/1999 page 768


Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: John Knox Press
Pages   260
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1999
Publisher   PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN  0664258476  
ISBN13  9780664258474  


Availability  55 units.
Availability accurate as of Sep 19, 2017 11:51.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About Cleophus J. Larue


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cleophus J. LaRue is Francis Landey Patton Associate Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of "The Heart of Black Preaching" and the editor of "Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons", both available from WJK.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Ministry
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Pastoral Counseling
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Preaching
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Sermons


Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Pastoral Help > General



Similar Products



Reviews - What do customers think about THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING?

Good Book  Jan 21, 2003
This book is very helpful for a few reasons.

1) It gives the authors understanding of the basic principles of Black Preaching.
2) It speaks of the different domains that Black Preaching addresses such as Social Injustice, Personal Piety, etc.
3)It provides a number of sermons from Black preachers through the years and analyzes them according to the principles set forth in the book.

If you want to gain a greater understanding of Good Black preaching I would suggest this book.

 
Excellent  Sep 14, 2001
 The contents of HEART OF BLACK PREACHING includes acknowledgments, an introduction, and four chapters of proposed analytical nomenclature, application of that system of analysis to 19th century and contemporary preachers and one of their exemplary sermons, ending with a review of the preceding exposition and analysis. The appendix contains a full published
rendition of the sermons analyzed in chapters 2 and 3. There are ample footnotes, bibliography, acknowledgments of copyrighted material and an index at the close of the book, which totals 260 pages.
The introduction is unpretentiously clear in its conclusion that the author relies on David Kelsey's theory that "all faith communities have some master interpretive lens that guides their interpretation and use of scripture." (3) This apparently operates in a similar fashion to Gunkel's "Sitz im Leben" for exegetical research purposes. Only, the Kelsey approach is applied to sermon texts, instead of literary and historical development of biblical scripture. LaRue posits that "What we perceive to be the most important aspect of Christianity is the key factor that determines how we construe and use scripture..." Chapter 1 entitled "The Search for Distinctiveness in Black Preaching" contains certain supposedly unique "Characteristics of Black Preaching." The would be "strong biblical content", creative uses of language, appeal to emotions, ministerial authority, and some additional characteristics" ncluding "homiletical musicality." (13) The next "Scripture and Life Experiences" section emphasizes how the black church was born in slavery and continues to carry the legacy of oppression and struggle of the past four centuries. "A Communal Interpretive Strategy" returns to the Kelsey theory and nomenclature for literary analysis of sermons. The concept of "discrimen" means "a distinguishing pattern that guides scriptural use in specific faith communities." (17) LaRue applies this approach so as to postulate "[f]rom beginning to end, therefore, the black sermon has as its goal the creation of a meaningful connection between an all-powerful God and a marginalized and powerless people. (19)

The preceding pages prepare the reader for the most important lesson in the book that teaches Dr. LaRue's literary and sociological approach to understanding the black churches'
common characteristics in sermon content. In "Dynamics of a Black Biblical Hermeneutic" he draws most of the reader's attention to further application of the previously mentioned "Sitz im Leben" approach. He then axiomatically sets forth "five broad domains of experience that appear often in black life and preaching to constitute a paradigm... personal piety, care of the soul, social justice, corporate concerns, and maintenance of the institutional church." (21-25) Although the
author mentions "extended metaphors" including liberation, deliverance, empowerment, providence, reconciliation, parenthood, and election as common themes of the manifestations of God's power in the black religious experience, (28) it becomes very obvious that the sermons used as demonstrative examples are heavily involved in liberation and deliverance in the 19th century and empowerment in the 20th century. On the same token, among the possible array of "domains of experience" LaRue has taken very obvious editorial license to promote the
impression that sermons with the greater significance lean heavily in the "social justice" and "corporate concerns" domains. Impliedly LaRue uses deductive reasoning under the pretext that he is a black preacher having studied and read many 19th century black sermons; that he has read and listened to many contemporary black preachers. He maintains this inner sanctum posture throughout the book.
In chapter 2 "The Power Motif in Nineteenth-Century: African American Sermons" begins with John Jasper's characteristic hermeneutic. It is premised as containing narrative genre, where God acts mightily as a "liberator and defender." He relies on the domain of the "care of the soul." (35). Alexander Crummell is previewed next with a hermeneutic of a God who acts mightily. "History moves under the power of God with purpose and design; God is sovereign over all nations of the earth, including America; and Whatever a nation or people ultimately becomes, both corporately and individually, depends upon its character and obedience to almighty God." (37) Crummell also utilizes principles of destruction and restoration. (41) This is significant, since LaRue fails to feature the post reconstruction sermon "The Greatness of Christ." The political agenda of the author rules and "The Destined Superiority of the Negro" is what the reader gets. (138-146)
LaRue's treatment of the remaining 19th century preachers: Francis J. Grimke, Daniel Alexander Payne, and Elias Camp Morris. This writer has found similar political agendas in the Chapter 3 "A Hermeneutic of Power in Contemporary African American Sermons." Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Katie G. Cannon, A. Louis Patterson, Jr., Mozella Mitchell, Fred C. Lofton, and Carolyn Ann Knight are all very exemplary. Their styles of preaching are sufficiently varied to avoid any possible accusation that LaRue is practicing denominationalism. Chapter 4 "The Basic Dynamics of the African American Sermon: Power and the Sovereign God" is an admirable summary of LaRue's thorough review of the black preachers he has chosen. "The Black Socio-cultural Context" and "Varieties of Black Experience" hint at possible further research and exposition on themes not raised in this book. As an aside. Justo L. Gonzalez's Santa Biblia, The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes might prove to be an interesting comparison. What if someone wrote a comparative review of many such socio-cultural contexts in the Christian churches throughout the world?
The Appendix contains the following excellent sermons: John Jasper's The Sun Do Move; Alexander Crummell's The Destined Superiority of the Negro; Francis J. Grimke's A Resemblance and a Contrast between the American Negro and the Children of Israel, in Egypt, or the Duty of the Negro to Contend Earnestly for His Rights Guaranteed under the Constitution: The Roosevelt-Washington Episode, or Race Prejudice; Daniel Alexander Payne's: Welcome to the Ransomed; Elias C. Morris' The Brotherhood of Man; Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr's What Makes You So Strong? Unexpected Blessings; Katie G. Cannon's To Tell the Truth; A. Louis Patterson, Jr.'s How to Know You Are in the Kingdom; Mozella Mitchell's: Pro- vi-dence; Fred C. Lofton's: Bad Black Dude on the Road; and Carolyn Ann Knight's: If Thou Be a Great People.

 
A Super Preaching Book  Dec 18, 2000
This is a super book for anyone wanting to know the history and present day dynamics of black preaching. LaRue brings forth a wealth of information on great black preachers of the past and he also draws upon current African American preachers on the American scene. He claims there is a particular way of viewing God that is distinctive to black preaching. Moreover, he argues that there are five domains or spheres of black lived experience that are very helpful to black preaching. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of the particulars of black preaching and a greater understanding of how to prepare your own sermons. It is a most helpful book. Great!
 
An interesting and informative book  Aug 26, 2000
As a student it is hard to find books that are both educational and good reads. Cleophus LaRue's novel is one of these rare books. I found "The Heart of Black Preaching" very helpful to me in my studies as a black female preacher. It will remain a staple in my reading diet, and I hope the author will continue to write.
 
Important insights into Black evangelism and preaching.  Feb 4, 2000
Cleophus J. LaRue's Heart Of Black Preaching provides important insights on why black preaching is strong and active, connecting with the real-life experiences of listeners. Too many preachers leave God out: LaRue considers the important connections between life experiences and religion which make black preachers so effective in their communities.
 

Write your own review about THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding THE HEART OF BLACK PREACHING


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy