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This far by faith : stories from the African-American religious experience

Author: Juan Williams; Quinton Hosford Dixie
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Arriving on ships named Brotherhood and John the Baptist, slaves who had previously embraced tribal religions in their home countries faced the Christianity of their captors. Africans did not simply adopt the religion of the European colonists; they used the power, principles, and practices of Christianity to blaze a path to freedom and deliverance. In the process, the moral fabric of the nation was tested and took  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Williams; Quinton Hosford Dixie
ISBN: 0060188634 9780060188634
OCLC Number: 49976769
Description: 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
God has a hand in it --
Prince --
Speak to my heart --
God is a Negro --
Business of religion --
Saved, baptized and Holy Ghost filled --
Black gods of the city --
Prayers of the righteous --
Call to witness --
Black messiah --
Fishin' for religion.
Responsibility: Juan Williams and Quinton Dixie.
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Marks the beginning of a kind of democratic politics, providing practical lessons on how to increase the impact of global deliberation projects within the media and on official policy processes. This  Read more...

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