Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975 / Edition 1

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Overview

Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group. But the movement was also a religious one. Curtis offers the first comprehensive examination of the Nation of Islam's rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives, showing how the movement combined elements of Afro-Eurasian Islamic traditions with African American traditions to create a new form of Islamic faith. Curtis's analysis pushes beyond essentialist ideas about what it means to be Muslim and promotes a view of the importance of local processes in identity formation and appropriations of Islamic traditions.
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"This text is a 'must-read' for those interested in religion in America, black studies, Islam in America, and the Nation of Islam."--The Journal of Religion
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807857717
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 14.90 (h) x 7.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward E. Curtis IV is Millennium Scholar of the Liberal Arts and associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is author of Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought.
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