[The Vocational Responsibility of the Black Church] (audio)

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Wilmore presentation, The Vocational Responsibility of the Black Church


Gayraud Wilmore

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In this audio recording, Gayraud Wilmore gives a presentation on the vocational responsibility of the Black Church. Within his presentation, he discusses white evangelicalism. He also defines vocation and discusses the Black underclass and Black bourgeoisie.

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00:00:07 Audio begins with Gayraud Wilmore talking about how honored he is to speak.

00:04:03 Talks about white evangelical alliance belief in reconstructing America.

00:08:29 Discusses the two senses in which the word vocation is used in the church.

00:13:33 Audio becomes distorted.

00:49:07 Talks about how Black Theology must become discourse, and dealing with cultural distortion of Black underclass and alienation of Black bourgeoisie.

00:55:25 Discusses failure and limitations of electoral politics.

01:00:07 Audio ends.


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