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African American Religious Experience in America

ISBN-10: 0313325855

ISBN-13: 9780313325854

Edition: 2005

Authors: Anthony B. Pinn

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Most who think about African American religion limit themselves to black churches, or perhaps to aspects of Islamic thought and practice. But a close look at the religious landscape of African American communities presents a much more complex, thick, and layered religious reality comprising many competing faiths and practices. The African American Religious Experience in America provides readers with an introduction to the tremendous religious diversity of African American communities in the United States, with "snapshots" of 11 religious traditions practiced by African Americans--from Buddhism to Catholicism, from Judaism to Voodoo. Each snapshot provides readers a better understanding of how African Americans practice their faiths in the United States. The African American Religious Experience in America provides resources for students taking classes on the history of American religion, African American Studies, and on American Studies. In addition to the in-depth discussion of the "varieties of African American Religion," the volume includes a historical introduction to the development of African American Religion, a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, a series of short biographies of important figures in the history of African American religion and a bibliography of sources for further study. Finally, the book includes a series of primary source documents that will provide students with first-person accounts of how religion is practiced in the African American community both today and in the past.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Note on Language
Introduction
Historical Context of the African American Religious Experience
Development of the African American Religious Experience
Black Spiritual Churches
Buddhism
Humanism
Judaism
Nation of Islam
Protestant Churches
The Roman Catholic Church
Santeria
Sunni Islam
Voodoo
Timeline
Glossary
Biographies
Responsibilities for the Christianization of Enslaved Africans
Herbie Hancock's Approach
The Benefits of the End of Slavery
The Role of Women in the Episcopal Church
Racial Problems of the Catholic Church
Funds for African Americans
Negative Consequences of Slavery on the Christian Faith
The Nature and Purpose of Black Humanism
Selected Bibliography
Index