A Religious History of African Americans
By (author) Albert J. Raboteau
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Canaan Land by Albert J. Raboteau
Book DescriptionThroughout African-American history, religion has been indelibly intertwined with the fight against intolerance and racial prejudice. Martin Luther King, Jr., America's best-known champion of civil liberties, was a Baptist minister. Father Divine, a fiery preacher who established a large following in the 1920s and 1930s, convinced his disciples that he could cure not only disease and infirmity, but also poverty and racism. An in-depth examination of African-American history and religion, this comprehensive and lively book provides panoramic coverage of the black religious and social experience in America. Renowned historian Albert J. Raboteau traces the subtle blending of African tribal customs with the powerful Christian establishment, the migration to cities, the growth of Islam, and the 200-year fight for freedom and identity which was so often centered around African-American churches. From the African Methodist Episcopal Church to the Nation of Islam and from the first African slaves to Louis Farrakhan, this far-reaching book chronicles the evolution of an important and influential component of our religious and historical heritage. African American Religion combines meticulously researched historical facts with a fast-paced, engaging narrative that will appeal to readers of any age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195145854
(211mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Albert J. Raboteau
Immigration and Religion in America, Paperback (December 2008)
Presents salient patterns in American immigrants' religious lives, past and present
Slave Religion, Hardback (October 2004)
Slave Religion remains the preeminent synthesis of the religious life of slaves in the United States. This new edition will consider the developments in the study of slavery, the religious encounter, religious culture, and reactions to the books over the past twenty five years, as well as the ways the author would write it differently today.
African American Religion, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Albert J. Raboteau
African American religions encompass a broad spectrum of beliefs and practices. This book brings together the most important essays on the development of the traditions to provide an overview of the field and its key scholars.
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