Praisesong for the Widow - Part III: Lave Tete; Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Part III: Lave Tete; Chapters 5-6 Summary

Chapter Five is dedicated entirely to a sermon Avey remembers, dreams, when she is sitting on the boat remembering herself as a little girl back in church. The southern preacher told about Mary of Magdalen and Jesus' mother Mary arriving at Jesus' tomb that third day and finding the stone rolled away and the Roman soldiers like dead men outside it, the glorious angel standing there, and no body in the tomb. He reminded the congregation that Jesus had told his disciples that he would rise from the dead three days after he was crucified. He told about how the women were "affrighted and filled with wond-a-a-h!" in that bluesy voice she remembers his using for maximum effect. His goal had been to remind the congregation of the incredible power God unleashes when...

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