The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion.

This book focuses on the location of the religious heritage of Africa within the academic study of religion - including indigenous African religions, African Christianities, African/American forms of Islam, the religions of African Americans, Afro-Caribbean religions, and Afro-Brazilian religions.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Trost, T.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2008.
Series:Religion/Culture/Critique Ser.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2023. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Alexander Crummell and the Destined Superiority of African People
  • Part 1 Africa in Diaspora
  • Chapter 1 Raising Champions, Taking Territories: African Churches and the Mapping of New Religious Landscapes in Diaspora
  • Chapter 2 Christianity on Trial: The Nation of Islam and the Rastafari, 1930-1950
  • Chapter 3 Ahmadi, Beboppers, Veterans, and Migrants: African American Islam in Boston, 1948-1963
  • Part 2 Diaspora in Literature and Culture
  • Chapter 4 Robert Nathaniel Dett and African America's Christian Kingdom of Culture, 1926-1932
  • Chapter 5 Slain in the Spirit: Sexuality and Afro-Caribbean Religious Expression in Nella Larsen's Quicksand
  • Chapter 6 Candomblé, Christianity, and Gnosticism in Toni Morrison's Paradise
  • Part 3 Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Chapter 7 The African Diaspora in Mexico: Santería, Tourism, and Representations of the State
  • Chapter 8 Writing Out Africa? Racial Politics and the Cuban regla de ocha
  • Chapter 9 Macumba Has Invaded All Spheres: Africanity, Black Magic, and the Study of Afro-Brazilian Religions
  • Part 4 Diaspora in Theory
  • Chapter 10 Early American Pentecostalism: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Anticipation
  • Chapter 11 Toward a Tradition of African American Pragmatic Religious Naturalism
  • Chapter 12 Africa on Our Minds
  • Conclusion "Africa" in the Study of African American Religion
  • Contributors
  • Index.