The Negro Church: Report of a Social Study Made under the Direction of Atlanta University: Together with the Proceedings of the Eighth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, May 26th, 1903 / Edition 256

The Negro Church: Report of a Social Study Made under the Direction of Atlanta University: Together with the Proceedings of the Eighth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, May 26th, 1903 / Edition 256

by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759103283

ISBN-13: 9780759103283

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: AltaMira Press

First published in 1903, The Negro Church is not only the first extensive, in-depth sociological study of African-American religion specifically, but it is the first book-length sociological study of religion in general undertaken in the United States. Employing an array of historical, interview, survey, and participant-observation research methods, The Negro

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First published in 1903, The Negro Church is not only the first extensive, in-depth sociological study of African-American religion specifically, but it is the first book-length sociological study of religion in general undertaken in the United States. Employing an array of historical, interview, survey, and participant-observation research methods, The Negro Church explores multiple aspects of African-American religious life in the early years of the twentieth century, from church finances to public opinion to denominational diversity to belief. This volume—primarily written by Du Bois himself—grew out of one of the groundbreaking "Study of Negro Problems" conferences organized by Du Bois while he was at Atlanta University. A new introduction gives the historical context of the work and demonstrates its continuing importance for sociologists, historians, religion scholars, and anyone interested in the religious institutions of African Americans over the last century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103283
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

The Negro Church: An Introduction
Preface
Bibliography
Primitive Negro Religion1
Effect of Transplanting2
The Obeah Sorcery5
Slavery and Christianity6
Early Restrictions10
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel12
The Moravians, Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians15
The Sects and Slavery20
Toussaint L'Ouverture and Nat Turner22
Third Period of Missionary Enterprise26
The Earlier Churches and Preachers30
Some Other Ante-Bellum Preachers35
The Negro Church in 189037
Local Studies, 1902-349
A Black Belt County, Georgia57
A Town in Florida64
A Southern City69
Virginia80
The Middle West, Illinois83
The Middle West, Ohio92
An Eastern City108
Present Condition of Churches - The Baptists111
The African Methodists123
The Zion Methodists131
The Colored Methodists133
The Methodists134
The Episcopalians138
The Presbyterians142
The Congregationalists147
Summary of Negro Churches, 1900-1903153
Negro Laymen and the Church154
Southern Whites and the Negro Church164
The Moral Status of Negroes176
Children and the Church185
The Training of Ministers190
Some Notable Preachers202
The Eighth Atlanta Conference202
Remarks of Dr. Washington Gladden204
Resolutions207
Index209

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