African Immigrant Religions in America

African Immigrant Religions in America

by Jacob Olupona, Regina Gemignani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814762115

ISBN-13: 9780814762110

Pub. Date: 05/01/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new

Overview

African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the United States. It explores the profound significance of religion in the lives of immigrants and the relevance of these growing communities for U.S. social life. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the U.S. and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis. The volume broadens our understandings of the ways in which new immigration is changing the face of Christianity in the U.S. and adds needed breadth to the study of the Black Church, incorporating the experiences of African immigrant religious communities in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814762110
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Jacob K. Olupona   Regina Gemignani     1
Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
Communities of Believers: Exploring African Immigrant Religion in the United States   Jacob K. Olupona     27
African Immigrant Churches in the United States and the Study of Black Church History   David D. Daniels     47
The Andrew Syndrome: Models in Understanding Nigerian Diaspora   Ogbu M. Kalu     61
Reverse Mission: Faith, Practice, and the Immigrant Journey
Non-Western Christianity in the Western World: African Immigrant Churches in the Diaspora   Akintunde Akinade     89
Portable Faith: The Global Mission of African Initiated Churches   Elias Bongmba     102
Gender, Ethnicity, and Identity
Gender, Identity, and Power in African Immigrant Evangelical Churches   Regina Gemignani     133
Gender and Change in an African Immigrant Church: An Anthropologist and a (Former) Prophetess Reflect   Deidre Helen Crumbley   Gloria Malake Cline-Smythe     158
West African Muslims in America: When Are Muslims Not Muslims?   Linda Beck     182
African Religious Beliefs and Practices in Diaspora: An Ethnographic Observation of Activities at an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church in Los Angeles   Worku Nida     207
Civic Engagement and Political Incorporation
Transnationalism, Religion, and the African Diaspora in Canada: An Examination of Ghanaians and Ghanaian Churches   Wisdom J. Tettey     229
Singing the Lord's Song in a Foreign Land: Spirituality, Communality, and Identity in a Ghanaian Immigrant Congregation   Moses Biney     259
African Immigrant Churches and the New Christian Right   Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome     279
African Muslims in the United States: The Nigerian Case   Yushau Sodiq     306
Conclusion   Jacob K. Olupona   Regina Gemignani     325
Contributors     335
Index     339

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