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Through the Storm, Through the Night - A History of African American Christianity

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Klappentext Through the Storm! Through the Night provides a lively overview of the history of African American religion! beginning with the birth of African Christianity amidst the Transatlantic slave trade! and tracing the story through its growth in America. Noted author and historian Paul Harvey illustrates how black Christian traditions provided theological! institutional! and personal strategies for cultural survival during bondage and into an era of partial freedom. At the same time! Harvey covers the ongoing tug-of-war between themes of "respectability" versus practices derived from an African heritage; the adoption of Christianity by the majority of African Americans; and the critique of the adoption of the "white man's religion" from the eighteenth century to the present. The book also covers internal cultural! gendered! and class divisions in churches that attracted congregants of widely disparate educational levels! incomes! and worship styles. Introduction: Themes in African American Religious History Chapter 1: Middle Passage for the Gods: African and African American Religions from the Middle Passage to the Great Awakening Chapter 2: The Birth of Afro-Christianity in the Slave Quarters and the Urban North, 1740-1831 Chapter 3: Through the Night: African American Religion in the Antebellum Era Chapter 4: Day of Jubilee: Black Churches from Emancipation to the Era of Jim Crow Chapter 5: Jesus on the Mainline: Black Christianity from the Great Migration through World War II Chapter 6: Freedom's Main Line: Black Christianity, Civil Rights, and Religious Pluralism Epilogue: Righteous Anger and Visionary Dreams: Contemporary Black Politics, Religion, and Culture Documents Bibliographic Essay ...

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Authors Paul Harvey
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 22.10.2013
EAN 9780742564749
ISBN 978-0-7425-6474-9
No. of pages 232
Series The African American History Series
The African American Experience Series
The African American Experience Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > Regional and national histories
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Religion: general, reference works

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