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Author Carter, Rebecca Louise, author
Title Prayers for the people : homicide and humanity in the Crescent City / Rebecca Louise Carter
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Ethnology Library  HV6197.U52 N43 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020876919
 人文社會聯圖  HV6197.U52 N43 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020604138
Descript 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-263) and index
Introduction. The Crescent City -- Part One. On fragile ground. The Black urban delta -- "Twelve murders and two victims?": asserting Black social and spiritual value -- Part Two. In search of love at Liberty Street. Somebodies on the battlefield for the Lord -- Thou shalt not kill: commanding peace in particular places -- Part Three. Raising dead sons. Black mothers at the center of death and transformation -- Restorative kinship: birthdays and death anniversaries for children of God -- Conclusion. The Crescent City illuminated
"Rebecca Carter's Prayers for the People explores the intersection of urban life, death, and social and spiritual transformation in New Orleans's diverse religious communities. Following, in particular, the "Liberty Street Baptist Church," a predominantly black congregation in the Crescent City neighborhood, Carter shows how its ministers preach hope amid the despair of grieving mothers of young black men who fall victim to homicide"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Homicide -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Religious aspects
Violence -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Religious aspects
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Religion
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions
Church work with the bereaved -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
African American mothers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
African American neighborhoods -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Religion and sociology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
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