P1: “The Spread of Christianity in Africa”
P2: “The Rise of African American Churches”
THROUGH THE BIBLE CLASS – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
In this session, Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. offers two brief presentations in honor of Black History Month. His focus is on the spread of Christianity during the first few centuries of the Christian Church (video 1) and the subsequent rise of African American churches from the Middle Passage to the early twentieth century (video 2).
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First Video Presentation by Dr. Graves
In this video, Dr. Graves presents on the spread of Christianity in Africa. Contrary to popular belief, European missionaries were not the first to bring the Christian faith to the African continent. Christianity arrived in Africa at the same time (or even before) it arrived in Europe. In fact, some of the major theological voices of the first few centuries of the Church came from Africa. If you like this video, please subscribe to the YouTube channel by clicking on the red button at the bottom right of the video (while playing).
Second Video Presentation by Dr. Graves
In this video, Dr. Graves presents on the rise of African American churches. These churches historically have served as the foundation of African American worship, culture, and social progress. If you like this video, please subscribe to the YouTube channel by clicking on the red button at the bottom right of the video (while playing).