Throughout African American history, religion has been indelibly intertwined with the fight against intolerance and racial prejudice Martin Luther King, Jr America s best known champion of civil liberties was a Baptist minister Father Divine, a fiery preacher who established a large following in the 1920s and 1930s, convinced his disciples that he could cure not only disease and infirmity, but also poverty and racism.An in depth examination of African American history and religion, this comprehensive and lively book provides panoramic coverage of the black religious and social experience in America Renowned historian Albert J Raboteau traces the subtle blending of African tribal customs with the powerful Christian establishment, the migration to cities, the growth of Islam, and the 200 year fight for freedom and identity which was so often centered around African American churches From the African Methodist Episcopal Church to the Nation of Islam and from the first African slaves to Louis Farrakhan, this far reaching book chronicles the evolution of an important and influential component of our religious and historical heritage African American Religion combines meticulously researched historical facts with a fast paced, engaging narrative that will appeal to readers of any age....
|Title||:||Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans (Religion in American Life)|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press February 22, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||184 pages|
|File Size||:||982 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans (Religion in American Life) Reviews
I have to admit that this book was kind of forced upon me because of a paper that had to be written for school. What a surprise as I read through this short but very informative text!
A great look at African American theology. The book is well organized and easy to read. The author does a great job supporting his assertions. I will be reading more from this author. Highly recommend.
Good intro -- I assigned in my university Religions in America class (undergrads, mostly frosh). Personally I prefer his earlier, longer, more footnoted work Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South so used that for my lectures.
Excellent book, I was able to blast through it in a day and learned much about African-American Religion in America. This was required reading for a Religious Studies course I had taken.
Everything came as promised on time.
Albert J. Raboteau is the foremost researcher on African American religious history. "Canaan Land" is the foremost book to start with when seeking to gain an understanding of the flow and focus of African American religious history. Raboteau, as in all his books, combines the scholarship of an academic with the passion of a great writer. The combination produces a book that is wonderfully readable both for the student and the lay reader.
Albert J. Raboteau has done a wonderful service to those who are looking for a "not-to-large" volume of the African-American religious journey. It highlights major events/characters of the last 600 years and writes in way that makes you want to research more.