African-American Religion: Interpretive Essays in History and Culture / Edition 1

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African American Religion brings together in one forum the most important essays on the development of these traditions to provide an overview of the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415914598
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/26/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy E. Fulop is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in the History of Christianity at Columbia Theological Seminary, and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (1995). Albert J. Raboteau is Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Slave Religion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Central Themes of American Religious History: Pluralism, Puritanism, and the Encounter of Black and White 7
2 Perspectives for a Study of African-American Religion in the United States 21
3 The Birth of African-American Culture 37
4 Slave Songs and Slave Consciousness: An Exploration in Neglected Sources 57
5 The Black Experience in American Evangelicalism: The Meaning of Slavery 89
6 Religion and Resistance among Antebellum Slaves, 1800-1860 107
7 The Rise of African Churches in America (1786-1822): Re-examining the Contexts 133
8 Widening the Circle: The Black Church and the Abolitionist Crusade, 1830-1860 153
9 The Black Church: Manhood and Mission 177
10 The Black Church: A Gender Perspective 201
11 "The Future Golden Day of the Race": Millennialism and Black Americans in the Nadir, 1877-1901 227
12 Toward a Typology of Black Sectarianism as a Response to Racial Stratification 257
13 The Muslim Mission in the Context of American Social History 277
14 The Black Roots of Pentecostalism 295
15 The Baptist Church in Years of Crisis: J. C. Austin and Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1926-1950 311
16 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel 341
17 The Roles of Church and Community Mothers: Ambivalent American Sexism or Fragmented African Familyhood? 365
18 Conflict and Resolution in the Life of Thomas Andrew Dorsey 389
19 The Other Kind of Doctor: Conjure and Magic in Black American Folk Medicine 415
20 Systematic Remembering, Systematic Forgetting: Ogou in Haiti 433
Permissions 463
Notes on Contributors 465
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