A Fire in the Bones

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Beacon Press, 1995 - History - 224 pages
"A Fire in the Bones is more than a history of black Christians: it is the compelling story of the ways in which black folk have turned to Christianity to describe their history and plight in America and to project their vision of redemption to the greater nation . . . A must read." --Craig Steven Wilder, New York Newsday

"A major contribution . . . Beautifully narrated."

--Rembert Weakland, The New York Times Book Review
 

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A FIRE IN THE BONES: Reflections on African-American Religious History

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A well-researched look at black Americans and religion, dispelling the notion that the slaves accepted their masters' beliefs without question. Raboteau (Religion/Princeton Univ.; Slave Religion, 1978 ... Read full review

Contents

AfricanAmerican
15
Black Destiny in NineteenthCentury America
37
How Far the Promised Land? Black Religion
57
Richard Allen and the African Church Movement
79
Continuity within Change
103
The History
117
The Chanted Sermon
141
The Conversion Experience
152
Thomas Merton
166
Epilogue A Fire in the Bones
183
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Albert Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University, is also author of Slave Religion.

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