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African American religions, 1500-2000 : colonialism, democracy, and freedom

Author: Sylvester Johnson
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines how African American religions have been shaped by early relations between sub-Saharan  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvester Johnson
ISBN: 9780521157001 0521157005
OCLC Number: 1019842982
Description: xii, 424 pagina's : kaarten ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Black Atlantic religion and Afro-European commerce; 2. On religious matters; 3. Colonial governance and religious subjectivity; 4. Stateless bodies, African missions, and the Black Christian settler colony; 5. Black political theology, white redemption, and soldiers for empire; 6. Garveyism, anticolonialism, and state repression of Black religions; 7. Fundamentalism, counterintelligence, and the 'negro rebellion'; 8. Black religion, the security state, and the racialization of Islam; 9. Conclusion. Black religion, freedom, and colonialism.
Responsibility: Sylvester A. Johnson.


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'Not a conventional survey of African American religion, which might trace religious origins and developments, this book is a groundbreaking exploration of the conditions of possibility for thinking Read more...

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