:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on the multitude of Christian denominations
:: Genre :: folk tale, interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Sea Islands, Georgia
:: Session :: Bessie Jones IV 10/61
:: Date :: 10/6/1961
:: Reference Information :: T960.0, Track 8 (00:05:17)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie uses a parable to explain why there are so many Christian denominations. Peter and the disciples were walking by the seashore. St. Peter took a small rock from his pocket and Jesus turned it into a piece of bread. The next time, St. Peter rolled a very large rock to Jesus, who said he aimed to build a church upon it. Peter, wanting more bread, objected, so Jesus relented and made bread out of Peter's large rock. Jesus then made a church with 11 rocks produced by the disciples (instead of the one rock as he originally intended).
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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