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Down by the Riverside Readings in African American Religion

ISBN-10: 081475581X
ISBN-13: 9780814755815
Edition: 2000
Authors: Larry G. Murphy
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Description: This text is an introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. From the time of slavery up to modern day, the text addresses a broad diversity of African American religion and traces their transition.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

This text is an introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. From the time of slavery up to modern day, the text addresses a broad diversity of African American religion and traces their transition.

Introduction
Thematic, Contextual Prisms for Understanding African American Religion
Perspectives for a Study of African American Religion
African Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel
What Is African American Christianity?
The Religious Dimension: "The Black Sacred Cosmos"
From the Motherland to Another Land: The Emergence of African American Religion in the Antebellum United States
Black Religion: The African Model
"The Rule of Gospel Order": Religious Life in the Slave Community
Sources of Black Denominationalism
Pre-Twentieth Century Islam
Memoir of Abraham
The Idea of Missions
Black Women in Religious Institutions: A Historical Summary from Slavery to the 1960s
"Slavery's Chains Done Broke At Las'": African American Religion in the Aftermath of Slavery
The Gospel and the Primer
The Black Faith of W. E. B. Du Bois: Sociocultural and Political Dimensions of Black Religion
"All Things to All People": The Functions of the Black Church in the Last Quarter of the Nineteenth Century
The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion
A Shift of Locus and Focus: African American Religion and the Transition into the Twentieth Century
"Everyone Is Welcome": North the the Promised Land
The Grip of the Negro Church
The Development of Gospel Song
The Black Roots of Pentecostalism
Expanding the Options: Diversification in African American Religious Expression
The Second Emergence of Islam
The Voodoo Cult among Negro Migrants in Detroit
Father Major Jealous Divine
Black Judaism in the United States
The Historical Development of Black Spiritual Churches
Orisha Worship in the United States
African American Yorubas in Harlem and the Transition to Oyotunji Village
The Other Kind of Doctor: Conjure and Magic in Black American Folk Medicine
African Americans and Humanism
"Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?": African American Religion and Social Advocacy
In Search of the Promised Land
The Black Church and Black Politics: Models of Ministerial Activism
Black Religion and Social Change: Women in Leadership Roles
Black Religious Nationalism and the Politics of Transcendence
The Dialectical Model of the Black Church
Profiles of the Contemporary African American Church
Rural, Urban Clergy and Churches
The Black Denominations and the Ordination of Women
The Churches and Broader Developments in Black Religion: Two Congregational Case Studies
Claiming a Theological Voice: Black and Womanist Theologies in the Twentieth Century
Black Theology as Liberation Theology
Statement by the National Committee of Black Churchmen, June 13, 1969
Statement by the National Committe of Black Churchmen, Third Annual Convocation, November 11-14, 1969
African American Catholics and Black Theology: An Interpretation
"Lifting as We Climb": Womanist Theorizing about Religion and the Family
Looking Back to the Future
Survival, Elevation, and Liberation in Black Religion
Fighting for Freedom with Church Fans: To Know What Religion Means
Appendixes
Timeline of the African American Religious Experience
Filmography of the African American Religious Experience
Acknowledgements
Index
About the Editor

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