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Slave religion : the "invisible institution" in the Antebellum South

Author: Albert J Raboteau
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal-- the author analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Raboteau
ISBN: 0195024389 9780195024388 0195027051 9780195027051
OCLC Number: 3843093
Description: xi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The African diaspora --
Death of the gods --
Catechesis and conversion --
The rule of gospel order --
Religious life in the slave community --
Religion, rebellion, and docility --
Conclusion : Canaan land.
Responsibility: Albert J. Raboteau.

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Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal-- the author analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities.

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