Preaching as Religiously Educative: Black Preaching as a Liberating Pedagogical Model for Black Millennials
This interdisciplinary study explores the efficacy of Black preaching as a liberating pedagogy for Black Millennials. By focusing on the history and role of Black preaching as a liberating approach to teaching/learning within the African American context, this work seeks to locate the center of Black preaching in the prophetic tradition. By utilizing that tradition as a rubric of the truest and deepest form of Black preaching, this study measures contemporary Black preaching against a canon of credibility. This study seeks to uncover the foundational history of Black preaching, while at the same time engaging contemporary subversive language and culture. It encapsulates a humanistic study of the place, meaning, and actions of the religious experiences of Black people in the United States. Furthermore, it is also a qualitative study that utilizes the research methods of critical historical analysis and arts based research. The guiding question is: How can Black preaching be a liberating pedagogy for Black Millennials? Four key areas are addressed: (1) The history of Black Preaching in North America (1619–Present) and its subversive and liberating core. (2) The social portrait of Black Millennials in the United States. (3) The religiously educative activity of Black preaching in light of the liberating pedagogy Black preaching offers. (4) Black preaching as a potentially liberating pedagogy for Black Millennials. Findings illustrate that Black preaching has an opportunity to enliven and deepen the faith formation of Black Millennials as they learn, grow, encounter God, and impact their context.
Galbreath, Charles O, "Preaching as Religiously Educative: Black Preaching as a Liberating Pedagogical Model for Black Millennials" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27742301.