The Resource The Black churches of Brooklyn, Clarence Taylor

The Black churches of Brooklyn, Clarence Taylor

Label
The Black churches of Brooklyn
Title
The Black churches of Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Clarence Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The black church has always played a vital role in urban black communities. In this comprehensive and insightful history, Clarence Taylor examines the impact of this critical institution on city life and its efforts to provide support and leadership for urban African-American communities."--BOOK JACKET. "Using Brooklyn as a national example, Taylor begins with the history of mainline (Baptist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Methodist) churches of the nineteenth century, which modified the practices of "white" churches to meet the needs of their growing congregations. These churches brought culture to their members as a mode of resistance by establishing church auxiliaries and clubs such as art and literary societies, traditionally reserved for white churches. In addition, they endorsed the education of the clergy, thereby demonstrating to American society at large that African Americans possessed the sophistication and the means to pursue and to promote culture."--BOOK JACKET. "More exuberant and less formal than the "elite" churches, Holiness-Pentecostal churches formed the next group to influence community life in Brooklyn. By providing a stable space in which people could network, organize church and community groups, and simply socialize, they offered a myriad of activities and programs for entertainment as well as moral uplift. In short, despite the existence of firm denominational lines, the church as an institution actively answered the educational, religious, and social needs of African Americans while remaining fully involved in the general cultural and political events that affected all Americans."--BOOK JACKET. "On a more controversial note, the book charts the successes and failures of prominent ministers, who led Brooklyn communities through McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, Johnson's War on Poverty, and the ghettoization of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the largest African-American community in the borough. With an eye on the future, Taylor analyzes the black clergy's response to the problems endemic to urban life throughout the country, including the exodus of the black middle class to the suburbs, the erosion of government support programs, drug abuse, and the AIDS epidemic. Taylor concludes by assessing the careers of contemporary, sometimes outspoken, black ministers of Brooklyn, such as Reverend Al Sharpton, who has gained national attention."--BOOK JACKET. "Richly illustrated with photographs, The Black Churches of Brooklyn is an eloquent evaluation of the institution that has contributed so much to the development of viable, cohesive African-American communities. Taylor brings long overdue attention to its valiant two-hundred-year-old struggle to "alter the secular while maintaining the sacred.""--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Clarence
Dewey number
277.47/23/008996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR563.N4
LC item number
T38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia history of urban life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American churches
  • African Americans
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Black churches of Brooklyn, Clarence Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-278) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Ministers' Committee for Job Opportunities for Brooklyn and the Downstate Medical Center Campaign
  • 6.
  • Driven by the Spirit: African American Women and the Black Churches of Brooklyn
  • Conclusion: Continuing the Legacy
  • 1.
  • The Formation and Development of Brooklyn's Black Churches from the Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries
  • 2.
  • The Rise of Black Holiness-Pentecostal Culture in Brooklyn
  • 3.
  • Brooklyn's Black Churches and the Growth of Mass Culture
  • 4.
  • The Failure to Make Things Better: Brooklyn's Black Ministers and the Deterioration of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780231099806
Lccn
94005546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM29846419
  • CARL029846419
Label
The Black churches of Brooklyn, Clarence Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-278) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Ministers' Committee for Job Opportunities for Brooklyn and the Downstate Medical Center Campaign
  • 6.
  • Driven by the Spirit: African American Women and the Black Churches of Brooklyn
  • Conclusion: Continuing the Legacy
  • 1.
  • The Formation and Development of Brooklyn's Black Churches from the Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries
  • 2.
  • The Rise of Black Holiness-Pentecostal Culture in Brooklyn
  • 3.
  • Brooklyn's Black Churches and the Growth of Mass Culture
  • 4.
  • The Failure to Make Things Better: Brooklyn's Black Ministers and the Deterioration of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780231099806
Lccn
94005546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM29846419
  • CARL029846419

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