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The Beyoncé Mass: Contemporary Idolatry or Womanist Empowerment?

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Pastor Lorenzo Neal

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A few years ago, a young seminary professor in San Francisco felt inspired by musical icon Beyoncé Knowles Carter to produce a worship service around her songs. The result was the Beyoncé Mass which highlighted Beyoncé music along with Biblical scriptures and positive messages. The latest incarnation was recently held in New York City. Should womanist theology reflect the success of contemporary women on par with those in the Christian and Hebrew Scriptures or is this simply modern idolatry. Join Dr. Neal in the discussion of this and other topics of the da