PODCAST | Evolution Of The Black Church: Enslavement Through Emancipation With Dr. Anthea Butler

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February is Black History Month, and to continue learning about the establishing, evolution, and culture of the black church, we spoke with African American Christian leaders and educators to guide us through the history of the black church and the critical purpose it serves as part of the full Kingdom.

These conversations cover some of the critical events in 18th century African History all the way up to current events in an effort to help us appreciate the roots and development of The Black Church.

In today’s conversation, our Director of Special Initiatives & Operations and Executive Search Consultant, Chantel McHenry spoke with Dr. Anthea Butler, Graduate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. They discuss the origins of The Black Church from the time African slaves were brought to the United States up to Emancipation, painting a picture of the early defining moments of The Black Church. She walks us through historical moments including the 1619 project, the Second Great Awakening, and The Black Church’s early identity.

At Vanderbloemen, we value constant improvement, and invite you to walk alongside us as we learn more about how to better love and serve the whole church. We hope you enjoy Chantel’s conversation with Dr. Butler.

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