The Black Church in the African American Experience

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


This book offers a history of the Black Church, highlighting intricacies and demonstrating why it has been the most influential institution of the black community.


history of the Black Church, surveys and interviews with pastors, history of denominations

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, especially those in the Black Church


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Learn about black history through the lens of the Black Church by reading this book.
  • Grow in understanding of African American culture by learning about one of its oldest institutions.

About the Contributor

Abby Miller

Abby Miller consults with congregations in northeast Indiana. She has experience resource consulting with congregations from her year as a Center intern in 2018. Abby received her undergraduate degree in ministry leadership from International House of Prayer University in Kansas City and her master’s degree in ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University-Wesley Seminary. She enjoys design and creativity in her free time. 

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