A Bible Study of Spirituals and "Songs of Zion"
by Andrew Davis, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Spirituals are a timeless piece of the fabric of human history. Ranging from songs of freedom from captivity during the human slave trade, to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, to the struggles of marginalized groups today, spirituals are a powerful way of seeking God’s deliverance and pointing to the hope of a brand new day. This four-week study may be used any time of the year and may bring new light to the struggles of those facing persecution today, including immigrant families, women, and the LGBT community. At the same time, this study could also provide a framework for ways in which spirituals can be incorporated into our weekly worship services.
Andrew Davis may be contacted by email at [email protected]