[Perspectives on the State of Black Religion in The United States] (audio)

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James Tinney presentation, The State of Black Religion in the U.S. Tape 8 of 10

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In this audio recording, Professor James S. Tinney is introduced by Dr. Boykin Sanders. Professor Tinney presents a paper that discusses Black religion in the United States. The paper covers issues such as ecumenism and inclusivity. After Professor Tinney presents his paper, Dr. Charles H. Long provides a response and critique. There are also questions and comments from the audience.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with Dr. Boykin Sanders presenting Professor James S. Tinney of Howard University.

00:01:05 Professor Tinney introduces his paper and argues that any consideration of the state of Black religion must reflect the empirical realities of Black lives.

00:06:41 Tinney discusses efforts toward ecumenism among Black churches, and women in the Black church.

00:31:24 Talks about how he believes the Black church is being called to be a totally inclusive community.

00:39:20 Concludes presentation.

00:39:34 Dr. Charles H. Long responds to Professor Tinney’s presentation.

00:56:22 Professor Tinney responds to Dr. Charles Long criticism.

01:09:38 Questions and comments from audience.

01:32:03 Audio ends.


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