African American Religions, 1500-2000 by Johnson, Sylvester a.
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African American Religions, 1500-2000

This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery, and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson interprets multiple periods of Black religious history to discern how Atlantic empires (particularly that of the United States) simultaneously enabled the emergence of particular forms of religious experience and freedom movements as well as disturbing patterns of violent domination. Johnson explains theories of matter and spirit that shaped early indigenous religious movements in Africa, Black political religion responding to the American racial state, the creation of Liberia, and FBI repression of Black religious movements in the twentieth century. By combining historical methods with theoretical analysis, Johnson explains the seeming contradictions that have shaped Black religions in the modern era.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Johnson, Sylvester a.
Published: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521198530
Pages: 438
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.40w x 1.90d
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester