Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage

Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage

by Marvin Andrew McMickle
     
 

Written to be accessible to lay readers, this book will interest those seeking inspirational stories of African Americans who embraced a life of service, not always within the Christian Church. Chapters include denominational founders and leaders, preachers, teachers, politicians, nationalists, singers, and movements. The entries are cross-referenced, and many b&w… See more details below

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Written to be accessible to lay readers, this book will interest those seeking inspirational stories of African Americans who embraced a life of service, not always within the Christian Church. Chapters include denominational founders and leaders, preachers, teachers, politicians, nationalists, singers, and movements. The entries are cross-referenced, and many b&w photos are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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Publishers Weekly
With nearly 200 entries on the people, places and theological developments of the black church in America, Marvin McMickle's An Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage provides a valuable historical resource. Despite the title, the entries are not exclusively Christian; controversial prophets such as Father Divine, Charles "Daddy" Grace and the Noble Drew Ali join traditional church leaders like Howard Thurman and Adam Clayton Powell. One especially welcome feature that distinguishes this from other reference books on African-American Christianity is its up-to-date inclusion of current leaders such as Cornel West, T.D. Jakes and Katie Cannon. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817014025
Publisher:
Judson Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
910,916
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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