By Wendy L. Haight
In African-American youngsters at Church Dr. Haight offers an essential description of kid rearing in a Black group within the western usa. dependent upon an intensive, naturalistic learn of adult-child interplay, the e-book describes the ideals and childrearing practices of winning African-American adults, targeting the function of faith in kid's improvement. The ebook comprises descriptions of adult-child storytelling, clash, and play in Sunday university and describes how examine effects have been used to advance a preventive, academic intervention for kids.
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Belief in the spiritual equality of the races was so intense that these early European-American and African-American Baptists worshipped together as equals, and blacks even served as preachers. From about 1823 to 1844, when thousands of European-Americans joined Baptist churches, white Baptists became increasingly conformist and less concerned with opposition to the racist establishment (Sobel, 1979). Gradually, the rights of black Christians to participate fully and openly with white Christians was reduced; for example, blacks had to sit in the back or balcony, and they were not allowed to preach.
Teachers generally embraced the plan and welcomed me into their classrooms. During the first several Sunday School classes in which I participated, I explained to the children that I wanted to learn more about their Sunday School and about their thoughts about God and Jesus. This particular learning objective was not unique to me, but shared by a number of adults at First Baptist Church. Indeed, children in the junior and intermediate classes were aware of the weekly Sunday School teachers’ meeting in which teaching children was a central focus.
SOME GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEOLOGY Although it is beyond the scope of this book to describe the complexities of African-American theology, I would like to highlight several general characteristics of this meaning system and related practices that seem particularly relevant to children’s resilience. First, African-American religion has been described as a pragmatic intertwining of the sacred and the material (Smitherman, 1977). Consistent both with a traditional African world view and with the experience of racism within the United States, a key to the African-American notion of spirituality is its importance in facilitating survival (Hale-Benson, 1987).
African-American Children at Church: A Sociocultural Perspective by Wendy L. Haight