[Dr. Isaac R. Clark Lecture and Music by Rev. James Cleveland]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1968

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Dr. Isaac R. Clark gives a lecture on the ethos of preaching. In the lecture he discusses a dinner conversation he had with James Cone. Also included are several gospel songs by Rev. James Cleveland.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with James Cleveland song : I Just Can’t Thank God Enough.

00:03:41 Song: It’s Amazing How the Lord Provides.

00:08:17 Song: He Leadeth Me.

00:12:15 Song: The Lord is Blessing Me Right Now.

00:15:49 Song: God Gives a Song.

00:21:37 Dr. Isaac R. Clark and unidentified men in conversation.

00:22:11 Dr. Isaac R. Clark talks about concluding consideration of fourfold function the sermonic body necessarily serves for the proposition.

00:28:12 Talks about ethos as a genuine method.

00:39:28 Talks about how preaching must be judged by principle of ethos.

00:43:17 Talks about Dr. Oswald Bronson introducing him to James Cone.

00:51:17 Talks about having an offer from a school but refused to consider it because ITC students needed him.

00:52:48 Talks about the difficulty in being something worthwhile as a Black man in a discriminating society.

00:56:26 Talks about how he would much rather pay his taxes than his tithes because at least the government is helping somebody.

01:00:52 Lecture ends.

01:00:57 Audio ends.


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