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African-American Christianity: Essays in History

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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. Together, these essays enrich our understanding of both African-American life and its part in the history of religion in America.

About the Author

Paul E. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and the author of A Shopkeeper's Millennium (1978).

Table of Contents

Preface by Vincent G. Harding

Albert J. Raboteau: Afro-Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel

Charles Joyner: "Believer I Know:" The Emergence of Afro-American Christianity

Margaret Washington: Community Regulation and Cultural Specialization in Gullah Folk-Religion

William L. Andrews: The Politics of African-American Ministerial Autobiography from Reconstruction to the 1920s

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes: The Politics of "Silence": Dual-Sex Political Systems and Women's Traditions of Conflict in African-American Religion

Randall K. Burkett: The Black Church in the Years of Crisis: J.C. Austin and Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1927-1950

Clayborne Carson: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520075948
Foreword:
Harding, Vincent
Author:
Harding, Vincent
Author:
Johnson, Paul E.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Afro-american churches
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States Religion.
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Afro-American churches -- History.
Subject:
African American churches
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
African Americans - Religion
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Christianity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19940731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.96x6.04x.63 in. .71 lbs.

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