Fortress Intro Black Church Hi

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Overview

A concise and accessible history

A brief history of black Christian churches in the United States has long been needed. Larger sociological and historical studies have enhanced the picture of the historically black denominations. At the same time, black-church members need a handy introduction to their own religious homes, as do college students of American history and religion.

This volume, co-authored by a black minister and a black theologian, provides an overview of the shape and history of major black religious bodies: Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal. It introduces the denominations and their demographics before relating their historical development - from the eighteenth century to the end of the Civil Rights Movement - into the groups we know today. A final chapter sketches the state of the black Christian church bodies today and their ongoing contributions to a more just American society.

The Pinns' book will help a new generation of black Americans assess its religious legacy and the larger society to gauge its social import.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Pastor Anne Pinn and Macalester College religion professor Anthony Pinn have produced a readable, clear introductory reference guide to African-American church history. Section one offers portraits of the seven largest black denominations, including, among others, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The authors are to be commended for consistently paying attention to women, noting, for example, when different denominations began ordaining them and including biographies of leaders like AME preacher Mary Evans. In the second section, the Pinns attempt a short history of "liberation thought in the church," connecting the early 20th-century social gospel with the leadership of the black church during the civil rights movement, and outlining the development of black liberation theology. The book's most provocative portion is a two-paragraph discussion of the extent to which black theology can happen outside the church; some readers may wish the Pinns had more fully engaged such questions. Useful reference aids conclude each chapter; careful time lines and the biographical sketches of church leaders tidily distill the narrative discussions of church history, while the suggested reading lists helpfully direct readers to both primary and secondary sources. This primer is not terrifically analytical it won't replace, for example, Eugene Genovese's works on slave religion or Albert Raboteau's Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans (Oxford, 2001). But it provides a fact-packed, handy introduction to African-American Christian history. (Dec.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800634421
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/7/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 838,928
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Making of Black Christians 1
Pt. 1 The Development of the Black Church
Ch. 1 African American Methodist Churches 23
Ch. 2 African American Baptist Churches 63
Ch. 3 African American Pentecostalism 102
Pt. 2 The Black Church and Social Justice
Ch. 4 Liberation Thought and the Black Church 125
Documentary Appendix 153
Notes 162
Glossary 171
Index 175
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