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date: 22 August 2019

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This essay examines the essential features of Christian discourse on the Holy Spirit in African American theology. It looks at the role of the Bible in understanding the meaning of the Holy Spirit for African Americans and in the development of a theology of the Holy Spirit. It also considers the intimate connection between the Holy Spirit and the black church and discusses three models of the Holy Spirit within African American theology: the Holy Spirit as the spirit of radicalism in black religious belief and practice, the Holy Spirit as the spirit of liberation in black religious belief and practice, and the Holy Spirit as the spirit of survival perseverance in black religious belief and practice.

Keywords: Holy Spirit, African Americans, black theology, Bible, black church, African American theology, radicalism, religious belief, liberation

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