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Through the storm, through the night [electronic resource] : a history of African American Christianity / Paul Harvey.

Author/Creator:
Harvey, Paul, 1961-
Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (229 p.)
Series:
African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
The African American history series
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Subjects:
African Americans -- Religion.
United States -- Church history.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 themes of ""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
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780742564756
0742564754
OCLC:
742517154