Fire in the Bones

ISBN-10: 0807009334
ISBN-13: 9780807009338
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 12/19/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

"A Fire in the Bones is more than a history of black Christians: it is the compelling story of the ways in which black folk have turned to Christianity to describe their history and plight in America and to project their vision of redemption to the greater nation . . . A must read." --Craig Steven Wilder, New York Newsday "A major contribution . . . Beautifully narrated." --Rembert Weakland, The New York Times Book Review

Albert J. Raboteau is the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Preface
Prologue: Praying the Abcs: Reflections on Faith in History
in Search of the Promised Land: African-American Religion and American Destiny
African-Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel
"Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Forth Her Hands": Black Destiny in Nineteenth-Century America
"How Far the Promised Land?" Black Religion and Black Protest
Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree: The Black Church
Richard Allen and the African Church Movement
The Black Church: Continuity Within Change
Minority Within a Minority: the History of Black Catholics in America
the Performed Word: Religious Practice
The Chanted Sermon
The Conversion Experience
A Hidden Wholeness: Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr
Epilogue: A Fire in the Bones
Notes
Index

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