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Through the storm, through the night : a history of African American Christianity

Author: Paul Harvey
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011.
Series: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, he covers the ongoing tug-of-war between themesof "respectability" versus practices derived from an African heritage; the adoption of Christianity by the majority; and the critique of the adoption of the "white  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harvey, Paul, 1961-
Through the storm, through the night.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
(DLC) 2011006486
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Harvey
ISBN: 9780742564756 0742564754 9780742564732 0742564738 0742564746 9780742564749 1283151871 9781283151870
OCLC Number: 742517154
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource (x, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).
Contents: Middle passage for the gods: African and African American religions from the middle passage to the great awakening --
The birth of Afro-Christianity in the slave quarters and the urban North, 1740-1831 --
Through the night: African American religion in the Antebellum Era --
Day of jubilee: Black churches from emancipation to the era of Jim Crow --
Jesus on the mainline: Black Christianity from the great migration through World War II --
Freedom's main line: Black Christianity, civil rights, and religious pluralism --
Epilogue: righteous anger and visionary dreams: contemporary Black politics, religion, and culture.
Series Title: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Paul Harvey.

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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, he covers the ongoing tug-of-war between themesof "respectability" versus practices derived from an African heritage; the adoption of Christianity by the majority; 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 dis.

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Books abound on the African American religious experience in the US, but Harvey's work is a welcome addition and succinct summary of its 400-year history. Typically in such short monographs, detail Read more...

 
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