More Pennington

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Hi Phil,

Thanks for the warm comments re: The Decline and the suggestion of including James Pennington in future revisions.  Pennington is a hero, and like you I appreciate his ministry.  I continue to think that in so much of contemporary evangelicalism's struggle to faithfully apply the gospel on social questions many African-American churchmen like Pennington provide some lessons (both encouragements and warnings). 

For those who aren't familiar with Pennington, I like Phil's recommendation of The Fugitive Blacksmith.  Pennington also authored an early textbook on the origins and history of colored peoples. 

For a sample of his preaching/public addresses, consider:

The Government of God Over Nations; Its Evidences; and the Manner in Which It Affects Individuals

You can also find a lot of Pennington's work in The Black Abolitionist Papers, Vol 1.

I'd be interested in other sources that contain complete sermon manuscripts if anyone is aware of any.


Posted July 16, 2009 @ 3:45 PM by Thabiti Anyabwile

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