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

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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.
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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)

Meet the Author

Judith Weisenfeld is Assistant Professor of Religion at Barnard College. Richard Newman is with the DuBois Institute, Harvard University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: We have been Believers: Patterns of African-American Women's Religiosity 1
1 The Harriet Powers Pictorial Quilts 21
2 Willie Mae Ford Smith of St. Louis: A Shaping Influence Upon Black Gospel Singing Style 32
3 Lucie E. Campbell Williams: A Cultural Biography 56
4 Praying in the Shadows: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, A Look at Nineteenth-Century Black Catholic Spirituality 73
5 The Controversy Over Women's Ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church During the 1880s: The Case of Sarah Ann Hughes 94
6 "Warrior Mother of Africa's Warriors of the Most High God": Laura Adorkor Kofey and the African Universal Church 110
7 Mary Mcleod Bethune and the Methodist Episcopal Church North: In But Out 124
8 Religion, Politics, and Gender: The Leadership of Nannie Helen Burroughs 140
9 A Black Woman in a White Man's Church: Amy E. Robbins and the Reorganization 158
10 Minister and Feminist Reformer: The Life of Florence Spearing Randolph 177
11 Elizabeth Mars Johnson Thomson (1807-1864): A Research Note 189
12 "Who is Sufficient for these Things?" Sara G. Stanley and the American Missionary Association, 1864-1868 203
13 Spelman's Emma B. Delaney and the African Mission 220
14 In Search of Harriet Tubman's Spiritual Autobiography 239
15 Representing Truth: Sojourner Truth's Knowing and Becoming Known 262
16 Septima P. Clark and the Struggle for Human Rights 300
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading 313
Index 319
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