[Response to Social Teachings of the Black Church] (audio)

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Gammon Theological Seminary Centennial Convocation. Reaction panel to The Social Teachings of The Black Church, by Dr. Peter Paris, presenter. Tape 10 of 11

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This audio is a continuation of Peter J. Paris’s presentation on his book, “Social Teachings of the Black Church.” In this portion, Dr. Riggins Earl Jr. of the Interdenominational Theological Center gives a response to Paris’s presentation. Dr. Charles Brown also gives a response to Paris.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with laughter and unidentified male inviting Dr. Peter J. Paris to come before audience. He also introduces Dr. Riggins Earl Jr. and Dr. Charles Brown and Dr. Webb of Clark College Religion and Philosophy Department.

00:04:49 Dr. Riggins Earl Jr. responds and gives appreciation to Dr. Paris.

00:06:49 Paris talks about wrestling with the notion of communal power as a typology or construct.

00:12:09 Dr. Charles Brown responds and thanks Dr. Paris.

00:12:54 Talks about descriptive and expository method and the lack of data.

00:15:12 Talks about the lack of economics in Dr. Paris’s conception of power.

00:22:16 Dr. Webb responds and talks about her perspective as a historian and commends Dr. Paris.

00:22:55 Critiques Dr. Paris’s book as treating the church as monolithic.

00:28:24 Dr. Paris responds to critique and answers questions.

01:00:15 Audio ends.


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