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The New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions
     

The New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions

by Edward E. Curtis IV
 

Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to
break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new
generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious
expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic, Black
Gods of the Metropolis, launched

Overview

Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to
break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new
generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious
expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic, Black
Gods of the Metropolis, launched original methods and theories for thinking about
African American religions as modern, cosmopolitan, and democratic. The essays in
this collection show the diversity of African American religion in the wake of the
Great Migration and consider the full field of African American religion from
Pentecostalism to Black Judaism, Black Islam, and Father Divine's Peace Mission
Movement. As a whole, they create a dynamic, humanistic, and thoroughly
interdisciplinary understanding of African American religious history and life. This
book is essential reading for anyone who studies the African American
experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253004086
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/23/2009
Series:
Religion in North America
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,177,838
File size:
461 KB

Meet the Author

Edward E. Curtis IV is Millennium Scholar of the Liberal Arts and
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana
University--Purdue University Indianapolis. He is author of Islam in Black America
and Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960--1975. He is editor of the
Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States.

Danielle
Brune Sigler is Curator of Academic Affairs at the Harry Ransom Center at The
University of Texas at Austin.

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