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9.11.01 : African American leaders respond to an American tragedy
Simmons, Martha J.
Publication Information:
Valley Forge, PA : Judson Press, [2001]

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xii, 177 pages ; 23 cm
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BT736.15 .A13 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
BT736.15 .A13 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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Leading voices from the African-American religious community--including Jesse Jackson Sr., Michael Eric Dyson, T.D. Jakes, and Calvin O. Butts III--speak out on the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

"In times of terror, the African American pulpit has spoken with its clearest voice," writes Martha Simmons, co-editor (with Frank A. Thomas) of 9.11.01: African American Leaders Respond to an American Tragedy. Say "amen," somebody. This collection is everything that most other books on September 11 have tried to be but failed: cogent, piercing, inspirational, gritty. It includes sermons and essays by Gardner Taylor, T.D. Jakes, Delores Carpenter, Jesse Jackson and Calvin Butts III, among others. One essay in particular deserves mention: Peter Gomes's "Outer Turmoil, Inner Strength," delivered at Harvard University on September 23, may go down in history as one of the most eloquent, sensitive Christian responses to the attacks. ( Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Martha SimmonsGail E. BowmanCain Hope FelderT. D. JakesGardner C. TaylorWalter S. ThomasCharles E. BoothDelores CarpenterMichael Eric DysonRobert M. FranklinJeremiah A. Wright Jr.Calvin O. Butts IIIJesse Louis Jackson Sr.Carolyn Ann KnightVashti Murphy McKenzieWilliam D. WatleyCharles G. AdamsPeter J. GomesRichard W. Wills Sr.J. Alfred Smith Sr.Frank A. Thomas
In Times Like Thesep. ix
Section 1 Preach in Times Like These
After the Cisternp. 2
An African American Pastoral on Recent Acts of Terrorism in Americap. 13
The Gathering of Americap. 19
Reconciliation: Beyond Retaliationp. 33
That's Enoughp. 37
Section 2 Prophesy in Times Like These
What's Going On?p. 48
Alert When He Comesp. 58
What Have I Left?p. 67
Piety and the Public Squarep. 79
The Day of Jerusalem's Fallp. 81
Section 3 Persevere in Times Like These
Manage Your Fearp. 94
No Test, No Testimonyp. 104
Preaching While the World Is at War!p. 116
It Is Time to Move Forward!p. 121
Seeking God's Facep. 132
Section 4 Proclaim Peace in Times Like These
Meeting God Again, the First Timep. 140
Outer Turmoil, Inner Strengthp. 150
Annihilation, Retaliation, Reconciliation, and the Pursuit of Justice: An Ethical Reflectionp. 162
A Pastoral Prayer for a National Tragedyp. 168
In Times Like These, Deliver Us from Evilp. 170
Contributorsp. 176