Publisher description for Bible witness in Black churches / Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher.


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What is the proper place of the Bible in Black Churches? Baker-Fletcher explores the Bible as a uniquely authoritative text within the context of Black church worship and service to the world. He analyzes the Bible’s central role in three forms of witness: translation, proclamation, and empowerment. Trusting that the Bible is authentically “God’s Word” that uses human language, Baker-Fletcher affirms the uniqueness of the Bible in the church’s multiple tasks of preaching, teaching, and prophetic ministries. Finally, finding proverbial wisdom in rap music, the book concludes with a case study of the book of Romans.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Religion.
Black theology.
Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc.