The Black Church in the African American Experience

by C. Eric Lincoln, Lawrence H. Mamiya. Duke University Press, 1990.

This text can be used widely by scholars, clergy, lay leaders, and all who might be concerned with the institutional life of the Black community. It contains impressive new data relative to subjects not previously studied sociologically, such as analyses of various issues pertaining to women and youth, and the impact of the Black theology movement on the Black churches. The study also provides important and unique comparisons between rural and urban churches