Varieties Of African American Religious Experience

Varieties Of African American Religious Experience

by Anthony B. Pinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800629949

ISBN-13: 9780800629946

Pub. Date: 01/05/1998

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Anthony Pinn's engrossing survey highlights the rich diversity of black religious life in America, revealing expressions of an ever-changing black religious quest in four non-Christian religious movements. Based on extensive research, travel, and interviews - and embellished with photos, bibliographies, and case studies - Pinn's work provides a fascinating look…  See more details below

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Anthony Pinn's engrossing survey highlights the rich diversity of black religious life in America, revealing expressions of an ever-changing black religious quest in four non-Christian religious movements. Based on extensive research, travel, and interviews - and embellished with photos, bibliographies, and case studies - Pinn's work provides a fascinating look especially at Voodoo, Santeria, the Nation of Islam, and Black Humanism in the United States. Focusing less on institutional and doctrinal history and more on the varied popular religious practices and sites, his volume highlights, for example, the influence of Caribbean religions in the United States, practices of divination and healing, the surge of black Muslim religion, the emergence of black humanism, and the religious influence and ethical practices of black women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629946
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
830,303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Acknowledgments
Note on Orthography
Introduction: Theology and the Canon of Black Religion Rethought1
1Serving the Loa: Vodou, Voodoo, and the Voodoo Spiritual Temple11
2Ashe! Santeria, Orisha-Voodoo, and Oyotunji African Village56
3The Great Mahdi Has Come! Islam, Nation of Islam, and the Minneapolis Study Group104
4What if God Were One of Us? Humanism and African Americans for Humanism154
5How Do We Talk about Religion? Religious Experience, Cultural Memory, and Theological Method186
Notes200
Bibliography230
Index239

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