Black Religion and Black Radicalism: An Interpretation of the Religious History of African Americans

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Orbis Books, 1998 - Religion - 328 pages
Since its first publication 25 years ago Black Religion and Black Radicalism has established itself as the classic treatment of African American religious history. Wilmore shows to what extent the history of African Americans can be told in terms of religion, and to what extent this religious history has been inseparably bound to the struggle for freedom and justice. From the story of the slave rebellions and emancipation, to the rise of Black nationalism and the freedom struggles of recent times, up through the development of Black, womanist, and Afrocentric theologies, Wilmore offers an essential interpretation of African American religious history.

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Contents

The Religion of the Slave
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Chapter 3
52
Chapter 4
77
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About the author (1998)

Gayraud S. Wilmore is emeritus professor of church history at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a past-president of the Society for the Study of Black Religion. Before retirement from the ITC in 1990 he taught African American religious history at Pittsburgh Seminary, Boston University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and New York Theological Seminary. He has written or edited twelve books and lectured widely in the U.S., England, Africa, and southeast Asia.

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