African American Religion: Varieties of Protest and Accommodation / Edition 2

African American Religion: Varieties of Protest and Accommodation / Edition 2

by Hans A. Baer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572331860

ISBN-13: 9781572331860

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press

Now in an updated second edition, African American Religion remains an invaluable overview of the great diversity of religious groups within the modern African American community. This plethora of forms reflects a tension that has characterized African American religion since its beginnings—a tension between accommodation to and protest against white society's

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Now in an updated second edition, African American Religion remains an invaluable overview of the great diversity of religious groups within the modern African American community. This plethora of forms reflects a tension that has characterized African American religion since its beginnings—a tension between accommodation to and protest against white society's domination.

Viewing African American sectarianism as a response to racism and social stratification in the larger society, the authors trace the history, beliefs, social organization, and ritual content of religious groups in four types of sects. These include the Black mainline churches; messianic-nationalist sects, such as the Nation of Islam; conversionist sects, such as the Holiness-Pentecostal groups and Primitive Baptists; and thaumaturgical sects, including the Spiritual churches.

For this new edition, the authors have incorporated research that has appeared since the book’s original appearance in 1992 and have added two new chapters—“African Religious Healing and Folk Medicine” and “African American Sacred Music”—because of these topics’ enormous significance to the African American religious experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572331860
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Introduction: Varieties of Protest and Accommodation
1The Cultural Background1
2Religious Diversification during the Era of Advanced Industrial Capitalism27
3Mainstream Churches61
4Messianic-Nationalist Sects113
5Conversionist Sects152
6Thaumaturgical Sects183
7Social Transformations in African American Religions216
8African American Religious Healing and Folk Medicine232
9Praise and Protest: African American Religious Music245
Conclusion273
References286
Index323

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