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  • Negro Spirituals

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    Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make them

  • Essay on Negro Spirituals

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    Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make them

  • The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music Essay

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    The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music I believe that it would be difficult for someone to make the argument that Negro spirituals have not been influential in the field of music, much less the realm of gospel music today. However, church members often do not make the time to reflect on the heritage of a hymn or song to realize the meaning that the particular piece has carried with it through the decades, even centuries. With this in mind, I am going to look at the history of

  • Use Of Language And Concepts Depicted Throughout The Spirituals And The Blues

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    experiences to their comprehension of the world. For African Americans, music was a symbol of cultural identity and a way to translate the daily oppressions they were forced to endure. Insight and evidence into this is depicted widely throughout the Spirituals and the Blues, where the hardships of slavery and troubles associated with being African American are greatly expressed. While African American music has evolved and new genres have sprung into existence, differences in the ways that they communicate

  • Spiritual Baptist Mourning

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    The Spiritual Baptist religion is a religion that is a combination of elements of the African and Christian religions in which most of the customs and practiced doctrine are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. Spiritual Baptists believe their religion was derived from John the Baptist. This religion is a system of beliefs and practices e.g. baptism, pilgrimages, thanksgiving and mourning. Some of the items used within this religion include the shepherd rod, cross, tariya, lothar, water

  • Christian Spiritual Formation: How Important Is Spiritual Formation?

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    How important is spiritual formation? To comprehend the importance of spiritual formation it is important to define the term. It must be noted that spiritual formation has different meanings to different people. Thus spiritual formation is defined as “The dynamics of shaping the human spirit towards maturity and consonance’ (The Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation (2003, 107). However, for the purpose of this paper, spiritual Christian formation is defined as a journey through which we

  • The Spiritual Practice Of The Labyrinth

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    Eventually, these few spiritual practices became empty rituals to me for a time. In the duration of this class thus far, I’ve had the chance to relook at my spiritual practices, learn why I should practice them, and then put them into practice with a right heart. I’ve also had the chance to partake in many other types of spiritual practices. One in particular interested me, so I decided to try it – that is, the spiritual practice of the Labyrinth. There were many spiritual practices that I had never

  • Personal Statement : Spiritual Gifts

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    Religion 121 December 5th, 2014 Spiritual Gifts Spiritual gifts have been a topic of heated debate among a wide array of congregations and faith believers. Are these gifts just natural everyday abilities or miraculous one’s on par with what Jesus showed on earth? Scripture gives some insight into these questions but with the power and flexibility of interpretation these answers are also obscured. Before any external analyses and opinions are examined, spiritual gifts should be explained in its

  • Active Spiritual Practices Analysis

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    Active Spiritual Practices The life of a pastor requires many developed practices, none more important than personal spiritual practices. The author, adheres to many daily and weekly habit s to develop personally and spiritual with the hope to remain spiritual vibrant. As Addington explains all great qualities of leadership come form the place deep inside our hearts, the hidden recess of our souls, whose “channels lead to deep veins of God’s work and molding” (Addington, 2014 p1). Daily habits include

  • The Spiritual Discipline Of Practicing The Presence

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    continual openness and awareness of Christ’s presence living in oneself’. It involves turning your mind to a Christward direction, constantly being thankful and doing everything for God. This reflective essay will cover numerous aspects of the spiritual discipline of practicing the presence, including my original understanding, a significant Christian historical figure, and denomination comparison. Furthermore, different personal experiences of practising the presence, specifically individual, group

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