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by Carl F. Ellis Jr.




"Free at last!" It has been more than thirty years since Martin Luther King Jr. shouted those words to a crowd gathered in Washington, D.C. His speech, "I Have a Dream," is now familiar, even famous. But has his dream been realized? In Free at Last? Carl Ellis offers an in-depth assessment of the state of African-American freedom and dignity within American culture today. Updating and expanding his examination (previously published as Beyond Liberation) for a new generation of readers, Ellis stresses how important it is for African-Americans to know who they are and where they have been. So he begins by tracing the growth of Black consciousness from the days of slavery to the present, noting especially the contributions of King and Malcolm X. He also pays particular attention to traces of a "theological soul dynamic," an authentic manifestation of Christianity in Black culture, which runs through American history. It is this dynamic faith, says Ellis, that promises true freedom--the realization of King's dream--for African-Americans today.
Download Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience epub
ISBN: 0830816879
ISBN13: 978-0830816873
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Author: Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Language: English
Publisher: IVP Books; PRINT-ON-DEMAND edition (January 20, 1996)
Pages: 285 pages
ePUB size: 1505 kb
FB2 size: 1582 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 373
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Stick
This book is a classic in my library. It needs to be re-released in a 20th anniversary edition. Dr Ellis could expand it with updates that confirm his insights.
Ochach
Classic! He need to be allowed to do an updated and revised edition and this needs to be in kindle. still nothing to this day that can touch the way this man of God serves us through this great book!
Alsardin
Truly a message for African Americans today that puts the quest for freedom into perspective. A faithful, faith-filled look at our beliefs over the years and revelation of what true freedom is about.
Prince Persie
This historically, sociologically, and theologically well-rounded book by Ellis, has been a monumentally impactful in the way I see not only myself and my ancestors' past, but also my and my children's future. I hope everyone has a chance to read this book, for it will change their life.
lucky kitten
This was a gift purchase and thoroughly pleased the recipient!
Djang
I found it very informative but I was never able to identify the person pictured 'top left' on front cover. Can someone identify the man between Dr, King and Malcolm X on front of book?
kewdiepie
Though a little dated (over a decade old), "Free at Last" by Carl Ellis, Jr. provides an interesting and needed perspective on African American Christianity. A major premise contrasts militant secular approaches to black self help with Christian religious approaches to spiritual help. One of the most helpful connections made is between Frederick Douglass' view of Christianity and the needed modern view of Christianity. As a "patron saint" of African American history, Douglass shrewdly distinquished between the Christianity of the Bible/Christ and the hypocritical Christianity of the white slave owners. Ellis makes the astute observation that black secularist have been unable to make this same distinction and that failure led to the secularization of a large segment of reactionary black leaders. Not all may agree with Ellis' comparison, but all should ponder his penetrating insights.

Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction.
CARL, A MAN WHO LOVES GOD AND SEEKS TO OBEY HIM, TAKES
A HARD LOOK AT THE PRACTICE OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY.
HE LEVELS NEEDED CRITICISM AND INSTRUCTION. HE MAKES
A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIANITY
AS A RELIGION AND FOLLOWING CHRIST AS A BELIEVER. IF
CARL'S PROPHETIC VOICE IS HEEDED, WE WILL HAVE A
STRONGER BODY WHICH WILL BRING GLORY TO GOD RATHER
THAN CAUSE HIM TO HANG HIS HEAD IN SHAME BECAUSE OF
OUR HYPOCRISY AND DIVISION.