Africana Faith: A Religious History of the African American Crusade in Islam

Africana Faith: A Religious History of the African American Crusade in Islam

by James L. Conyers Jr.

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Overview

Essentially, the study of black religion in America has been mysterious, quarrelsome, and paradoxical. Repeatedly the reason in this primer aspires to make a concentric analysis of the function and capacity of spirituality and religiosity, within the African American Muslim movement. Recently, there have been numerous volumes in the form of biographical or communal studies conducted on Black twentieth century religious figures. Much of this discussion has exacerbated in hierarchy of religious values, rather than a concentric analysis of the role and function of spirituality and religiosity. Therefore, this collection of essays places emphasis on the role and views of the missionary and voluntary spread of Islam among African Americans in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761868729
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Pages: 532
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

James L. Conyers, Jr., Ph.D., Director, African American Studies Program, University Professor of African American Studies, University of Houston, African American Studies Program. Additionally, he is the founding editor of Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science Research at Transaction Publishers.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
PART I: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW 1
1 Notes in Negro American Influences on the Emergence of African Nationalism (1960)
George Shepperson 3
2 Islam as a Factor in West African Culture (1911)
George W. Ellis 23
3 Muslims in Early America (1994)
Michael A. Gomez 47
PART II: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 91
4 The Voodoo Cult among Negro Migrants in Detroit (1938)
Erdmann Doane Beyon 93
5 Elijah in the Wilderness (1960)
Nat Hentoff 107
6 Registerested with Allah (1997)
Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy 117
7 Moorish Science Temple of America (1957)
Arthur H. Fauset 141
8 Negro Nationalism and the Black Muslims (1962)
Claude Lightfoot 153
PART III: POLITICS OF RELIGION 173
9 The Black Muslims and the Negro American’s
Quest for Communion: A Case Study in the
Genesis of Negro Protest Movements (1969)
Howard Kaplan 175
10 The Black Muslim Movement and the American
Constitutional System (1983)
Oliver Jones Jr. 191
11 Black Muslims and the Police (1965)
Lee P. Brown 211
PART IV: ECONOMICS OF RELIGION 227
12 The Protestant Ethic among the Black Muslims (1966)
Lawrence L. Tyler 229
13 Christian Elements in Negro American Muslim
Religious Beliefs (1964)
Abbie Whyte 241
14 Watchtower Influences on Black Muslim Eschatology:
An Exploratory Story (1970)
William Maesen 251
15 The Moslem Influence Among American Negroes (1962)
John F. Hatchett 259
PART V: PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION 267
16 The Muslim Mission in the Context of American
Social History (1983)
C. Eric Lincoln 269
17 African American Muslim Women (1991)
Beverly Thomas (Aminah) McCloud 287
18 What Shall We Call Him? Islam and African
American Identity (1997)
Richard Brent Turner 301
19 Family Stability Among African-American Muslims (1991)
Na’im Akbar 335
20 Aspects of Black Muslim Theology (1981)
Zafar Ishaq Ansari 353
PART VI: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES 389
21 W.D. Muhammad: The Making of a “Black Muslim”
Leader (1933–1961) (1985)
Zafar Ishaq Ansari 391
22 From Black Muslim to Bilalian: The Evolution of a
Movement (1982)
Lawrence H. Mamiya 409
23 The Black Muslims: From Revolution to Institution (1964)
Michael Parenti 433
24 The Black Muslims in America: A Reinterpretation (1963)
W. Haywood Burns 451
25 Islam in the United States of America:
A Review of the Sources (1981)
Sulayman S. Nyang
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