Joy unspeakable : contemplative practices of the Black church / Barbara A. Holmes.Material type: TextPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, Copyright date: ©2017Edition: 2nd edition.Description: xxxix, 218 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 150642161X; 9781506421612.Subject(s): African Americans -- Religion | ContemplationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: No titleDDC classification: 248.3/408996073 LOC classification: BR563.N4 | H6536 2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index.
Introduction: An unlikely legacy -- Contemplation : a cultural and spiritual history -- Retrieving lost legacies : contemplation in West Africa -- Every shut eye ain't sleep : the inner life during slavery -- Come ye disconsolate : contemplation in black church congregational life -- Joy comes in the morning : contemplative themes in African American biblical interpretation -- Ain't gonna let nobody turn us around : contemplation, activism, and praxis -- Black lives matter and the black church : twenty-first-century contemplative activism -- Deep rivers : the contemplative presidency of Barack Hussein Obama -- At the crossroads : art, activism, and the contemplative life -- Afterword: Toward a future together.
"The second edition of Joy Unspeakable focuses on the black church and points toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination. Holmes's research--through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, spiritual and political activism, and unique meditative worship practices"--Cover.