New Black Gods Paperback

Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions

by Edward E. Curtis; Danielle Brune Sigler;

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Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic, "Black Gods of the Metropolis", launched original methods and theories for thinking about African American religions as modern, cosmopolitan, and democratic. The essays in this collection show the diversity of African American religion in the wake of the Great Migration and consider the full field of African American religion from Pentecostalism to Black Judaism, Black Islam, and Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement. As a whole, they create a dynamic, humanistic, and thoroughly interdisciplinary understanding of African American religious history and life. This book is essential reading for anyone who studies the African American experience.

New Black Gods by Edward E. Curtis; Danielle Brune Sigler was published by Indiana University Press in April 2009. The ISBN for New Black Gods is 9780253220578.

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Details for New Black Gods

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (April 2009)
Number of Pages280
Thickness16 mm
Height235 mm
Width158 mm
Product Code1905068
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