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|All Authors / Contributors:||
E Franklin Frazier
|Description:||xii, 92 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||The religion of the slaves. The break with the African background ; The loss of social cohesion ; The Christian religion provides a new basis of social cohesion ; Christianity: a new orientation towards existence ; The Negro adapts Christianity to his experience in the New World ; The 'invisible institution' comes into existence. --
The institutional church of the free Negroes. The Negroes who were free before the Civil War ; Relations of free Negroes and Whites in the churches ; Conflict over the question of status ; The free Negroes establish their own churches. --
The Negro church: a nation within a nation. The 'invisible institution' merges with the institutional church ; The church as an agency of social control ; The church and economic co-operation ; The church and education ; An arena of political life ; A refuge in a hostile White world. --
Negro religion in the city. The migration to cities ; The secularization of the churches ; Religion in the 'storefront' church ; Negro cults in the city. --
The Negro church and assimilation. The walls came tumbling down ; The church is no longer a refuge ; The gospel singers ; The religion of the new middle class.
|Series Title:||Studies in sociology (Schocken Books)|
|Responsibility:||E. Franklin Frazier.|