9781576074701-1576074706-African American Religious Cultures (2 Vol. Set)

African American Religious Cultures (2 Vol. Set)

ISBN-13: 9781576074701
ISBN-10: 1576074706
Edition: 1
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Format: Hardcover 739 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781576074701
ISBN-10: 1576074706
Edition: 1
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Format: Hardcover 739 pages

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This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive presentation available on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements.

Like no previous reference, African American Religious Cultures captures the full scope of African American religious identity, tracing the long history of African American engagement with spiritual practice while exploring the origins and complexities of current religious traditions.

This breakthrough encyclopedia offers alphabetically organized entries on every major spiritual belief system as it has evolved among African American communities, covering its beginnings, development, major doctrinal points, rituals, important figures, and defining moments. In addition, the work illustrates how the social and economic realities of life for African Americans have shaped beliefs across the spectrum of religious cultures.


• Over 80 alphabetically organized entries on religious traditions embraced by African Americans, covering their historical development, doctrines, rituals, and key figures

• Over 50 contributors, each a distinguished scholar familiar with the richness of African American religious life

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