This Far By Faith: Readings in African-American Women's Religious Biography

This Far By Faith: Readings in African-American Women's Religious Biography

by Judith Weisenfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415913128

ISBN-13: 9780415913126

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This Far By Faith brings together a collection of essays on the religious identities and experiences of African-American women. Spanning from the period of slavery to the present, the essays profile American figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Willie Mae Ford Smith, exploring the role that religious…  See more details below

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This Far By Faith brings together a collection of essays on the religious identities and experiences of African-American women. Spanning from the period of slavery to the present, the essays profile American figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Willie Mae Ford Smith, exploring the role that religious institutions and impulses played in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415913126
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: We have been Believers: Patterns of African-American Women's Religiosity1
1The Harriet Powers Pictorial Quilts21
2Willie Mae Ford Smith of St. Louis: A Shaping Influence Upon Black Gospel Singing Style32
3Lucie E. Campbell Williams: A Cultural Biography56
4Praying in the Shadows: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, A Look at Nineteenth-Century Black Catholic Spirituality73
5The Controversy Over Women's Ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church During the 1880s: The Case of Sarah Ann Hughes94
6"Warrior Mother of Africa's Warriors of the Most High God": Laura Adorkor Kofey and the African Universal Church110
7Mary Mcleod Bethune and the Methodist Episcopal Church North: In But Out124
8Religion, Politics, and Gender: The Leadership of Nannie Helen Burroughs140
9A Black Woman in a White Man's Church: Amy E. Robbins and the Reorganization158
10Minister and Feminist Reformer: The Life of Florence Spearing Randolph177
11Elizabeth Mars Johnson Thomson (1807-1864): A Research Note189
12"Who is Sufficient for these Things?" Sara G. Stanley and the American Missionary Association, 1864-1868203
13Spelman's Emma B. Delaney and the African Mission220
14In Search of Harriet Tubman's Spiritual Autobiography239
15Representing Truth: Sojourner Truth's Knowing and Becoming Known262
16Septima P. Clark and the Struggle for Human Rights300
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading313
Index319

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