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Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals

By Arthur C. Jones; foreword by Vincent Harding

Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: Orbis Books (January 1, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
Condition: Used/good (previous owner’s name on page edges)

Price: $14.00


Spirituals emerged from the crucible of slavery. They inspired enslaved African Americans to risk their lives for the chance to be free. Wade in the Water celebrates these spirituals as an art form and as unique and powerful cultural expression. For those with little knowledge of the tradition, it provides a wealth of information. For those who know and love the spirituals, it offers a fresh prespective and an invitation to deeper understanding, spiritual transformation, and social renewal.