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The Black Church In The African American Experience Summary

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This week’s assignment is to answer questions, in essay format, from chapters 3 and 4 of the assigned textbook, “The Black Church in the African American Experience,” by C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya, provided the answers. Below are responses to the five questions. 1. What is the name of the first African American founded institution of higher learning in the United States? When was it founded? From reading chapter 3 of the textbook, it has been determined that the name of the first African American founded institution of higher learning in the United States is Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, OH. It was founded in 1856. Bishop Daniel Payne, who was also a schoolmaster from Baltimore, MD was instrumental in founding the university. 2. What is the motto of the A.M.E. church? The motto of the A.M.E. church is also found in chapter 3. To quote the authors of our textbook, the motto is, “The A.M.E. Church functions under the motto, ‘God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Man Our Brother.’” 3. How does the A.M.E. church differ from the A.M.E.Z. church? As stated in chapter 3 of the textbook, members of both groups are guided by the Doctrines and Disciplines, but they each practice “substantial interpretive discretion.” The Bishops in the A.M.E.…show more content…
Women are not permitted to be ordained in the COCIC churches. Provisions are made for women to have charge of a local church in exceptional circumstances, but without use of the title pastor or elder. Occasionally, the wife of a deceased pastor does assume such responsibilities in an ex officio capacity. Recently a few women seminary graduates have been specially ordained to serve as chaplains. Women licensed as missionaries who also become evangelists officially are permitted to “speak,” but not to “preach,” although a few local churches now permit women access to the
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