Title

[Climax in Black Preaching]

Original Title

Mitchell, Dr. Henry H., Preaching as Celebration

Authors

Henry Mitchell

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Collection

Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1973-12-04

Playing Time

01:02:53

Abstract

Dr. Henry Mitchell gives a lecture on celebration in Black preaching. In his lecture, he discusses authentic celebration and the ability of the preacher to use his imagination.

File Name

auc.048.b11t07.19731204.aud0045

Comments

00:00:05 Audio begins with Dr. Henry Mitchell talking about being ethical about recording.

00:00:46 Introduces topic, Preaching as Celebration or Climax in Black Preaching.

00:04:00 Talks about how the Black church has been effective even though it has not had a first grade educational system.

00:06:24 Talks about whether shouting preaching is needed and sending people away happy over nothing instead of happy over something.

00:07:08 Talks about the place of ecstasy in preaching.

00:10:44 Talks about celebration as a reinforcement of identity.

00:13:47 Talks about celebration as the glue that holds the people together.

00:19:47 Talks about authentic celebration and building up to celebration by a solid base.

00:29:02 Talks about being poor at using the imagination to see possibilities.

00:31:30 Audio cuts off.

00:31:46 Audio returns with Dr. Mitchell talking about the lives of slaves.

00:43:37 Talks about rules following the preference of a narrative over an argument type of speech.

00:50:31 Talks about how everyone has to choose where they live.

00:56:27 Audio interrupted by unidentified man talking about the future of an Lynchburg college institution and buildings.

01:02:53 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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