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African American Religious Experience in America

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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…    
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Book details

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
A Note on Language
Historical Context of the African American Religious Experience
Development of the African American Religious Experience
Black Spiritual Churches
Nation of Islam
Protestant Churches
The Roman Catholic Church
Sunni Islam
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