The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching During Slavery and the Post-Civil War Era

There's a Bright Side Somewhere

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Wayne E. Croft Sr.
Rhetoric, Race, and Religion
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , October
     158 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Theon Hill forthcoming.


The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching during Slavery and the Post-Civil War Era: There's a Bright Side Somewhere explores the use of the motif of hope within African American preaching during slavery (1803–1865) and the post-Civil War era (1865–1896). It discusses the presentation of the motif of hope in African American preaching from an historical perspective and how this motif changed while in some instances remained the same with the changing of its historical context. Furthermore, this discussion illuminates a reality that hope has been a theme of importance throughout the history of African American preaching.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Wayne E. Croft is The Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American studies at United Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and senior pastor for St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester, PA.


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