Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-22-1974

Abstract

This is a transcript of a chapel service from February 22, 1974 on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The guest speaker is Bishop G.O. Patterson of the Churches of God Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in North America. Also in attendance is Bishop Charles E. Blake, presiding bishop of California. Oral Roberts invited Bishop Patterson in honor of "Negro History Week".

Bishop Patterson's topic was "blackness and Christianity." He discusses the idea that Christianity is not a "white man's religion" as some in his day were saying. He traces the historic roots of Christianity into Africa, through Church history and up to the Pentecostal Revival.

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