A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History
Beacon Press, 1995 - 224 páginas
A Fire in the Bones is a fascinating and moving collection of essays from one of America's most prominent scholars of religious history. In his first book since the classic, Slave Religion, Albert Raboteau shows how the active faith of African-Americans shaped their religious institutions and forged the struggle for social justice throughout their history. Covering many traditions - Baptist revivals, the AME Church, Black Catholics, African orisa religions - Raboteau reveals the pervasive faith of African-Americans that God was an actor in their history. This faith has enabled them to challenge America's self-image as "The Promised Land" and to fight the institutions of racism.
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One story in particular caught their attention and fascinated them with its
implications and potential applications to their own situation . That story was the
story of Exodus . What they did with that ancient story of the Near East is the topic
of this ...
A white Union Army chaplain working among freedman in Decatur , Alabama ,
commented disapprovingly on the slaves ' fascination with Exodus : “ There is no
part of the Bible with which they are so familiar as the story of the deliverance of ...
panding American identity . Because of our habitual tendency to repeat the
congratulatory story , excluding others that don't fit a celebratory mood , we must
resist the collective pressure to abandon , deny , or forget the particular stories of
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A well-researched look at black Americans and religion, dispelling the notion that the slaves accepted their masters' beliefs without question. Raboteau (Religion/Princeton Univ.; Slave Religion, 1978 ... Leer comentario completo
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