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Liturgical Practices of Enslaved Africana People in the American Colonial Period As Witnessed in Select [En]slave[d] Narratives

An examination of enslaved narratives as a genre and primary source of the experiences of enslaved Africana people in the American context and presents select excerpts reflective of their theology and liturgical practice.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 8:00PM to 9:00PM (EDT)


Calvin Theological Seminary Chapel
3233 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States of America

Join us for a night of learning with the Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Weaver. Dr. Weaver will present on her current historical research into the worship practices of early enslaved Americans. This presentation, which takes place during our week-long seminar “African American Religious Autobiography,” is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

The Reverend Lisa M. Weaver, Ph.D., is assistant professor of worship at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, Georgia. The focus of her research and teaching is also her life’s passion:  the worship life of the Christian church. Her current research interest focuses on the liturgical practices of enslaved people of African descent during the American colonial period as witnessed to in [en]slave[d] narratives. An ordained pastor in the American Baptist Churches U.S.A., Weaver also serves as a Vital Worship Grants Program advisory board member.