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. 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 ...

The Black Churches of Brooklyn 1996, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231099813

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The Black Churches of Brooklyn 1994, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231099806

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