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Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats

Churches and Hip-Hop-A Basic Guide to Key Issues

Cerl Writing Collective


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What is hip-hop, and how does it impact the Black Church? How does the Black Church integrate hip-hop? How do black churches think about hip-hop? How do these different, yet deeply interrelated communities think about the key topics of modern lifebe it gender, sex, race, or globalization?

These questions and more are the concern of the CERCL Writing Collective, under the mentorship of Anthony Pinn. In this innovative project, ten individuals write as one voice to illuminate the ways that hip-hop and the Black Church agree, disagree, and inform each other on key topics.

This book grows out of the popular religion and hip-hop course, soon to be offered as an open enrollment online course, at Rice University by Anthony B. Pinn and Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman. Like the course, the book offers engaging insights into one of todays most important musical genres and reflects on its broad cultural impact.

Augsburg Books, 9780800699260, 253pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2014