11th C. Eric Lincoln Lecture Series, "Abrahamic Religions", 1993 (video)

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Panel discussion on Black religious experience in the Abrahamic religions. Discussion includes African American leadership, experience of slave ancestors, Black Hebrew Israelite beliefs, Islam and Christianity. In second segment of video Dr. Gardner C. Taylor speaks about the song of Moses and the song of the lamb as a part of the annual C. Eric Lincoln lecture series. Other speakers include Prince Rahm Ben Yehudah, Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Marjorie Kimbrough, Dr. Love Henry Whelchel, Dr. Grant S. Shockley, Bishop James S. Thomas, Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, and other unidentified speakers. Corresponding audio can be found by searching this file name: auc.093.b06t12.19931000.aud0012.

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00:00:27 Marjorie Kimbrough welcomes attendees to forum introduces theme “Black Religious Experience in the Abrahamic Religions.” Introduces Prince Rahm Ben Yehudah (Supervisor, African Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem).

00:01:57 Prince Rahm Ben Yehudah gives honor to spiritual leader Rabbi Ben Ami. Talks about duality of Genesis 13:13-14.

00:10:39 Dr. Gardner C. Taylor talks about the impossibility for descendants of slaves to realize the since of abandonment experienced by slave ancestors and about the new grounds on which those slaves came together.

00:17:53 Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz talks about how many of the slaves brought to North America were Muslims. Talks about distinctions between Islam and Muhammadism.

00:34:38 Clark Atlanta University Graduate student Shawn Williams asks how panelists bring mosque, church and temple to young people.

00:42:58 Dr. Taylor talks about drugs being new form of slavery and how African American young are volunteering for new forms of slavery. Talks about how African Americans are visiting horrors of slavery on themselves and African Americans need to face the facts.

00:43:42 Prince Yehudah talks about serious problem of leadership in country.

00:47:52 Clark Atlanta University undergraduate student Monee Fleming asks question to panelists.

00:57:26 Dr. C. Eric Lincoln talks people coming together to accomplish destiny.

00:58:39 Marjorie Kimbrough gives closing remarks.

00:59:36 Segment ends.

00:59:43 Dr. Whelchel gives opening remarks to the 11th annual C. Eric Lincoln lecture series.

01:04:03 Bishop James S. Thomas (professor of religion at Clark Atlanta University) gives invocation.

01:09:48 Unidentified man reads scripture Genesis 12:1-3.

01:13:43 Gardner C. Taylor begins to speak. Greets those in attendance.

01:19:21 Reads from book of Revelation 15:2-3.

01:21:16 Talks about wanting to talk about something with song in it because of C. Eric Lincoln’s gift of song one of his many gifts.

01:21:40 Talks about how you can’t tell where God is going to do something. Talks about how C. Eric Lincoln was born in Athens, GA. Talks about how good keep surprising us and no wonder the song writer says can anything good come out of Nazareth.

01:22:26 Talks about music has been the measure by which people have moved.

01:23:25 Talks about the song of Moses and the song of the lamb and how both pieces of music grow out of great struggle. Talks about how there is no great victory without great struggle.

01:25:58 Talks about the song of Moses first and how it came out of a great struggle for freedom by Hebrew people.

01:29:28 Talks about how evil does not know when to stop and this is its fatal mistake it does not know when to quit. Talks about how it is hard to stop when it looks like you are getting ahead.

01:33:41 Talks about the waters departing for Moses and Israel and not only waters departing but the land dried up. When the children of Israel saw the chariots of Pharaoh disappear in the water they sang the song of Moses. God acts in human affairs.

01:39:28 Talks about the country being at a point where people are afraid of a jury trial - if a well is poisoned you cannot draw pure water.

01:41:16 Talks about the song of the lamb and great evils in the world that still go on and some will never see righted all of the wrongs.

01:41:40 Talks about how the song of the lamb speaks of another victory. Tells of a victory of one event where the powers of darkness met God.

01:50:48 Dr. Whelchel gives closing remarks.

01:55:00 Attendees stand and sing Reign Clark Atlanta.

01:56:38 Dr. Grant S. Shockley gives benediction.


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