Unformatted text preview: He uses hand gestures and may not even need to use a microphone. Ministers are also known for having lengthy sermons. Often times in evangelical settings people will scream praises of worship worshipers would often times fall out or faint and described their experiences and being so intense they could not control themselves. Lengthy sermons encouraged these behaviors. The head of the church would be considered as the spiritual leader and followers were taken to a higher place spiritually. These religious practices are rooted in Africa. During colonial times, white evangelical Christians picked up these practices, especially the Quakers who often times had intense encounters with God and other spirits. How ironic that the very people who oppressed African people were the same ones that mimicked their religious practices....
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- Fall '06
- Christianity, Christian terms, Black church, unique meeting place, lengthy sermons