Saints in Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

Saints in Exile studies, from an insider's perspective, the worship practices and social ethics of the African American family of Holiness, Pentecostal and Apostolic churches known collectively as the Sanctified Church. Cheryl Sanders identifies the theme of exile, both as an idea and an experience, as the key to understanding the dialectical nature of African American religious and intellectual life, that W.E.B. Du Bois called "double-conscious".
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"A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology

"A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes, Colby College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195131017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/25/1999
  • Series: Religion in America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,320,776
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author: Cheryl J. Sanders is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, and Associate Pastor for Leadership Development at the Third Street Church of God in Washington D.C.. Dr. Sanders is the editor of Living the Intersection (1995).

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