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Let It Shine! – The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship - Fordham Scholarship Online
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Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Mary E. McGann


This book probes the distinctive contribution of Catholics to the life of the American church, and to the unfolding of lived Christianity in the United States. The book explores the powerful spiritual renaissance that has marked African American life and self-understanding 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. Starting with the 1960s, the book traces the dynamic i ... More

Keywords: African American Catholics, American church, Christianity, performative values, United States, Catholic worship, Catholic tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229918
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary E. McGann, author

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