Honoring the ancestors: an African cultural interpretation of black religion and literature

This study affirms once and for all the African foundation of African American religious practice. This analysis of the methods employed by historians, social scientists, and literary critics in the study of black religion and the Negro spiritual leads the text to develop a methodology that encompas...

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Main Author: Matthews, Donald Henry
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2015
In:Year: 2015
Further subjects:B Black Theology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780199963997
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Summary:This study affirms once and for all the African foundation of African American religious practice. This analysis of the methods employed by historians, social scientists, and literary critics in the study of black religion and the Negro spiritual leads the text to develop a methodology that encompasses contemporary scholarship without compromising the integrity of the religion and culture of African Americans. Exploring the works of seminal black scholars, the book traces the early development of the African-centred approach to the interpretation of African American religion.
ISBN:0190258411
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.001.0001