The Black Church, Hip Hop Culture, and the Dilemma
INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Black Church, Hip Hop Culture, and the Dilemma
An anthology of scholarly articles, critical essays, sermons, creative writing and interviews on the Black Church’s interaction, engagement and/ or disengagement with Hip Hop Culture.
Edited by Emmett G. Price III
Deadline for abstract and brief biography: EXTENDED TO JUNE 5, 2006
Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2006
Over the past thirty years Hip Hop Culture has risen as a dominant force amongst global youth (and now, young adults). Hip Hop’s affect and influence has smitten the Black Church in many ways exposing an expanding generational divide. Although Hip Hop Culture has been approached from a variety of angles, its relationship to the Black Church has not nearly been explored enough. Our youth and young adults are rapidly leaving the church in search of something that looks and feels like Hip Hop and in many ways the Black Church (collectively) remains in denial. It is the goal of this edited volume to expand an ongoing dialogue in multiple voices, with diverse opinions and perspectives. This volume continues various strands of dialogue initiated in past books, conferences, symposia, seminars, journals, periodicals and on-line websites. It is the goal of this volume to bring academicians, theologians, ministers and practitioners together to explore The Black Church, Hip Hop Culture, and the Dilemma.
Amongst a variety of interesting issues, the following are of particular interest:
The engagement/ disengagement of Hip Hop Culture during Sunday morning service in the Black Church
The emergence of Hip Hop-based (or influenced) ministries as methods of discipleship and evangelism in the Black Church
The interaction, engagement and/ or disengagement between Hip Hop Culture and music, worship and arts ministries within the Black Church
Ministering to children, youth and/ or young adults in the Black Church during what has been loosely referred to as the Hip Hop era
The affects/ effects of Hip Hop Culture on ministering to our young boys and young men in the Black Church
The affects/ effects of Hip Hop Culture on ministering to our young girls and young women in the Black Church
Holy Hip Hop, Christian Rap, Hip Hop influenced Gospel Music - should they be a part of Sunday morning worship in the Black Church?
Will Hip Hop Culture grow or destroy the Black Church?
Hip Hop Theology and the Black Church
The Civil Rights Generation vs. the Hip Hop Generation: The generation gap and the battle for the pews in the Black Church
The Hip Hop Church Movement and the future of the Black Church
NOTES FOR PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS:
Tentative titles, abstracts, brief biographies and subsequent submissions should be sent by email attachment (as a Word document or PDF file) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words. A short biography should be submitted along with the abstract.
The lengths of all submissions may vary. Authors are encouraged to make the writing style of their submissions accessible to as wide a readership as possible, without sacrificing depth.
The editor aims to publish this volume in as timely a manner as possible. Since obtaining permission to quote lyrics or to reproduce images is time-consuming and cost-prohibitive, and in the interest of avoiding last-minute problems that can hold up production, authors must obtain permission to quote lyrics and/ or reproduce images prior to submission of full-length paper. Securing permissions, and if necessary, making payment, is entirely the author’s responsibility. If obtaining permission proves to be difficult or impossible, it is best to paraphrase lyrics (and/or limit quotes only to short phrases, i.e., 1-2 lines) rather than quote songs directly; or to cite lyrics that have been previously published.
Emmett G. Price III is assistant professor of Music and African American Studies at Northeastern University (Boston, MA). He also serves as Assistant to the Pastor for Worship, Music and Arts at the Ebenezer Baptist Church (Boston, MA). He is a well regarded musician, ethnomusicologist and consultant who actively researches, lectures and writes about Black Music of the United States (African American Music) with a focus on social, political, economic, cultural and religious analysis. He is the author of Hip Hop Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2006) and co-author of “Do You Want A Revolution?:” An Exploration of Gospel Music in the Post Civil Rights Era, 1969-1999 (The University Press of Kentucky, forthcoming) in addition to numerous articles and essays.
For more information please visit: www.emmettprice.com
Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music and African American Studies
351 Ryder Hall
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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