This book is what got me started on a college long love affair with African American religious history Detailing the major and minor figures and events as well as overall themes in the evolution of African American spirituality is no easy task but Raboteau a professor at Princeton does it elegantly and with purpose I learned so much from this book that I used it as a source for countless papers after reading it during my first year of college Desite being academic in its scope and relevancy it really is a readable text and something that is as easy to read for pleasure as for research I wish I had the brain of Raboteau read this for class but might have read it anyway a good introduction to this topic but uite short focuses specifically on the united states and xianity with other locations and religions discussed only briefly it delivers on its premise would recommend This is a very informative Book about Black people as slaves In the United StatesIt does talk about Christopher Columbus And finding out that There were slaves Already in the United States Previously before coming to shore The slaves Did come from Africa and along the Mediterranean SeaThe white British colonies Of the Thirteen original colonies That were in the United States Had told the slaves that If you want a baptism Then you cannot ask To be freed Of your duties as being a Slave To your slave master I think that That was so wrong To tell the black sleeves That Especially coming from Reverend sAfter that point The black slaves were starting to learn about the Bible and Christianity And Around that time That is when The Civil War happened The Union Won the war Against slavery And A lot of Migrants that were black slaves Came up to the north To be free From the south And the southern slave mastersThe author of this book Is very well informed of the history Of black slaves As well as the History of the slave movements and The Politics of slaveryThere were a lot of Excerpts From A couple of Bible entries A couple of Readings from The Slave songs And Readings from Political figures who were African Americans And Excerpts from The African American Reverend s And churchesThere were lots of brand new churches that branched off From Christianity Where African American slaves We re given the opportunity to Be preachers And have an education And get a formal education Some colleges To be preachers since that was the only Career path That They could take There were even White And British slave masters that Did not want the black slaves to learn anything Or else they would help themselves And learn to Get out of slavery And out from under working from slave masters Some slave masters were In favor of their black slaves Getting educated And That was wonderfulAside from that Because of the Churches branching off into other Christian. Throughout African American history religion has been indelibly intertwined with the fight against intolerance and racial prejudice Martin Luther King Jr America's best nown 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 racismAn in depth
E rallies For the black community He would start the Rally s off with Singing of songs and hymns Prayer Bible worship being and preaching of the Bible from preachers and reverence The goals of What to do For the upcoming week that will be shared with The people And then be shared with the congregation And then a closing prayer and More singing Before the rally Closed down So the Christian Community And the Christian churches Especially the Predominantly white Christian churches Can think The Black communities And Rally s for Starting off This movement inside of churchesAnd honestly I think that King Junior would be laughing If not smiling in his grave right now And through his spirit To see and to now That What he started At the rallies for prayer And for And worship at the rallies became the standard for Congregations Inside of Christian churches Today I dare you to read the first 4 pages without shedding tears In my opinion an accurate depiction of slavery and the Holocaust should be part of a regular mental diet This book gives a good panoramic view of the topic a word I stole from the description on the back Too many people focus on Christianity and avoid Islammy college courses didn t touch on it until Malcolm X But it existed earlier than that and needs to be covered I also loved the way it interspersed what Stephen L Carter has often taught that religion is often the force behind protest Why Because morality adds strength and creates connection and the structure for that is already in place in religion Even before Dr King religion was used to encourage moral change So why does it now hamper it In my opinion it is not the churchreligion that has changed An abbreviated but classic history of the African American church from the slave ships to 2000 Told from the perspective of faith When it was written I m sure it was a helpful overview but with the advent of Wikipedia this seems a little incomplete At times the author seems to be on the verge of giving a certain opinion or telling the historical story through a certain narrative lens but then backs away from it I would have liked of that in this day and age A wonderful short read on the religious life of African American people For my African American studies class Really good representation of how religion was an escape to black Americans Solid primer on African American religions by a senior historian of the field The opening chapter has a succinct but rich description of West and West Central African religious traditions that idnapped slaves brought with them to the Americas Good for high school college underclassmen and casually interested public audiences The Religion in American Life Series is akin to Oxford s Very Short Introductions series but organized around a particular topic Humbling eye opening real and accurate. D 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
Churches Like Baptists and Protestants There were starting to become Political figures Involved in the scene of Political rights Black and African American Rights For African Americans And There was talk in the book about A lot of White people Rejecting the idea And Not wanting it to happenBecause of These Churches Forming out of Black slavery There were a lot of black women that wanted to The preachers and preach the gospel of God However The black women slaves And eventually Black African American women Did not get to have That right 2 Be a preacher But we re able to Preached in missionaries And In evangelicals There is still a Disagreement Today on black women Being refused to Have a job as a preacherThe black community A black slaves And the African American People Started to Branch off from Christianity Into learning and eventually Practicing Hinduism from India and Read the uran From Muslim There is actually A growing number I m about 6 million Black Muslims who identify as religious Muslims in the United States As of 1996I think that there needs to be Civil rights And job opportunities for African Americans There has been a decline of The religious community With Christian churches and other religious movements in the United States which has led to a lot of African American On African American Crime Regular crime prison time Fathers Leaving the Family When A African American baby is born Lack of community support From the African American community Because of reduced numbers Of Christian churches serving the African American community In today s modern timesThere was a uote in the Book Where one of the Ministers of the slaves At the time I told the slaves about a Bible verse called Ephesians 61 Where it says That slaves have to obey their masters And when I looked at my Apologetics Study Bible For understanding of this first The footnotes which are in educational Notes to help you better understand the verses Says that The Bible and especially Christ and God did not like the term of slaves or The thought of Slavery Since Moses helps to Bring slaves Out from under Egypt in from the pharaoh And In this apologetics Study Bible It tells me that Slavery should only be accepted as happiness to be a Slave Under God or Jesus Christ And that People serving as a Christian under God and Jesus Should be happy to Want to serve under Their masters which would be God And Jesus The Preachers That originally told the black slaves 1 parts of the sentence from the Bible did not fully tell Them The entire Verse of That part of the Bible in Ephesians So Because of that A lot of black slaves were misled into thinking Differently about slaveryWe can also as Christians Credit The history Of Martin Luther King jr and Malcolm X for holding Revivals For the black community Because When King Junior Was at th. Xamination 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 aroun.
Albert J Raboteau PhD Yale was the Henry W Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University Dr Raboteau came to Princeton in 1982 and is a specialist in American religious history His research and teaching have focused on American Catholic history African American religious movements and currently he is working on the place of beauty in the history of Eastern and Western Christian Sp