An Analysis of the Role of Women in the Black Church Historical Precedents and Contemporary Times Introduction The Christian church has long served as much more than a place of faith for the black community. In fact, in virtually every denomination, it can be argued that the black church has impacted nearly every component of black American life, from the time of slavery, through the civil rights era, and up until the present day. The role of women in the black church as been studied in many contexts: women’s roles as leaders of community-based church programs, outreach touch points and enablers of evangelism and recruitment for the church. Lincoln & Mamiya (1990), scholars of the black church and African American religious practice,...The end:
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