Author Henry Masters' upbringing followed a pattern of the Great Migration, in which families moved away from the South to pursue greater opportunity. Because of religious, spiritual, and sentimental meanings, these separated family members would return home for Christmas to practice deeply felt, long-practiced traditions of hospitality.
Explores four disciplines of hospitality:Makin' Room, Makin' Do, Makin' Up, Makin' Time
Celebrates the Christmas traditions and spirituality of Black people in America, showing how African ethics and theology have a continuing influence
Connects the African theological ethic of ubuntu, as described by Bishop Desmond
Includes a leader's guide written by S. Dianna Masters with background information, discussion questions, a bibliography, and more.
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