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Title African-American Christianity : essays in history / edited by Paul E. Johnson
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 189 pages)
Contents African-Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel / Albert J. Raboteau -- "Believer I know" : the emergence of African-American Christianity / Charles Joyner -- Community regulation and cultural specialization in Gullah folk religion / Margaret Washington -- The politics of "silence" : dual-sex political systems and women's traditions of conflict in African-American religion / Cheryl Townshend Gilkes -- The politics of African-American ministerial autobiography from reconstruction to the 1920s / William L. Andrews -- The Baptist church in the years of crisis : J.C. Austin and Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1926-1950 / Randall K. Burkett -- Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American social gospel / Clayborne Carson
Summary Eight leading scholars have joined forces to give us the most comprehensive book to date on the history of African-American religion from the slavery period to the present. Beginning with Albert Raboteau's essay on the importance of the story of Exodus among African-American Christians and concluding with Clayborne Carson's work on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s religious development, this volume illuminates the fusion of African and Christian traditions that has so uniquely contributed to American religious development. Several common themes emerge: the critical importance of African roots, the traumatic discontinuities of slavery, the struggle for freedom within slavery and the subsequent experience of discrimination, and the remarkable creativity of African-American religious faith and practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American churches -- History.
African Americans -- Religion.
United States -- Religion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Paul E., 1942-
ISBN 0520911776 (electronic bk.)
0585078882 (electronic bk.)
9780520911772 (electronic bk.)
9780585078885 (electronic bk.)
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(paperback; alk. paper)