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Malcolm And The Cross
     

Malcolm And The Cross

by Louis A. Decaro Jr., David Quigley
 

Despite his association with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X had an intimate relation with Christianity and Christians, which influenced his personal life and spirituality as well as his career. Lou Decaro's Malcolm and the Cross thoroughly explores the relation between Malcolm, the Nation of Islam, and Christianity. After revealing the religious roots of the

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Despite his association with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X had an intimate relation with Christianity and Christians, which influenced his personal life and spirituality as well as his career. Lou Decaro's Malcolm and the Cross thoroughly explores the relation between Malcolm, the Nation of Islam, and Christianity. After revealing the religious roots of the Nation of Islam in relation to Christianity, DeCaro examines Malcolm's development and contributions as an activist, journalist, orator, and revolutionist against the backdrop of his familial religious heritage. In the process, DeCaro achieves nothing less than a radical rethinking of the way we understand Malcolm X, depicting him as a religious revolutionist whose analysis of Christianity is indispensable—particularly in an era when cultic Islam, Christianity, and traditional Islam continue to represent key factors in any discussion about racism in the United States.

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From the Publisher
"Splendid, masterful."

- Choice

"A fine appreciation of Malcolm X's life and work that not only shows him as a religious revolutionary but clarifies his contribution in affirming the religious community in its 'glorious diversity.'"

- Library Journal

"Insightful."

- Publishers Weekly

Library Journal
In this study, DeCaro presents a "fine appreciation of Malcolm X's life and work that not only shows him as a religious revolutionary but clarifies his contribution in affirming the religious community in its glorious diversity." (LJ 8/98)
Booknews
Examines the religious roots of the Nation of Islam in relation to Christianity and traces Malcolm X's development and contributions as an activist, journalist, orator, and revolutionist against the backdrop of his familial religious heritage. The author argues for the necessity of seeing Malcolm X as a religious revolutionist whose analysis of Christianity is indispensable in an era when cultic Islam, Christianity, and traditional Islam represent key factors in any discussion about racism in the U.S. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814718605
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)

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From the Publisher

"Splendid, masterful."

-Choice,

"Insightful."

-Publishers Weekly,

"A fine appreciation of Malcolm X's life and work that not only shows him as a religious revolutionary but clarifies his contribution in affirming the religious community in its 'glorious diversity.'"

-Library Journal

Meet the Author

Louis A. Decaro, Jr. , is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and New York University and author of On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X .

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