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Old ship of Zion : the Afro-Baptist ritual in the African diaspora.

Author: Walter F Pitts
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Religion in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the author's fieldwork in black Baptist churches in Texas, he retraces the African origins of African-American forms of worship. His historical comparisons and linguistic analyses uncover  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter F Pitts
ISBN: 0195111451 9780195111453
OCLC Number: 59589989
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Awards: Winner of Named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1994 by Choice.
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Religion in America.

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"Pitts' major contribution to the field of African-American religion is his ability to give the reader a clearer understanding of the Afro-Baptist rituals."-Journal of American Ethnic History "A Read more...

 
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