Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

by Jacob S. Dorman


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ISBN-13: 9780190490096
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 416,868
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jacob S. Dorman is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

1. ''This is our Red Sea:'' Exodusters, Prophet William Saunders Crowdy, and the Beginnings of Black Israelism
2. ''Equivalent to Israelism'': Inheritance, Freemasonry, and the Ancient Israelites
3. ''We are Israelites but not Jews:'' Orientalism and Israelism in the Holiness-Pentecostal Movement
4. ''Our Only Hope, Our Only Salvation as a Race'' Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, Ethiopianism, and African American Settlers in Ethiopia
5. ''I Saw You Disappear with My Own Eyes'': Hidden Transcripts of Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew's Black Israelite Bricolage
Appendix: ''Short History of The Congregation BETH B'NAI ABRAHAM, New York, N.Y.''

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Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Argues that Black Israelite religion started as a way to be like Jesus. (If African Americans are really the people of Israel, and if Jesus was of the people of Israel, then....) Covers American roots, return to Africa, and connections with Judaism and other religions. Provides ample detail of the Ethiopia connection. Mentions but does not fully discuss Rastafarianism. Likes the word "bricolage."