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Ancient African religion and the African-American church

Ulysses Duke Jenkins

Ancient African religion and the African-American church

by Ulysses Duke Jenkins

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Published by Flame International in [Jacksonville], N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Yoruba (African people) -- Religion.,
    • Ifa (Religion) -- United States.,
    • African Americans -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 155-158.

      StatementUlysses Duke Jenkins ; [cover painting by Barbara Jones Hugo, plates 3 and 4 by Bill Howard].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2480.Y6 J46
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 158 p. :
      Number of Pages158
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4747436M
      ISBN 100933184018
      LC Control Number78065794
      OCLC/WorldCa5357444

      The African Church is a Christian denomination that was established in Nigeria in It was established after strong disagreements arose between the European leadership of the Anglican Church and the native African leadership. Following the installation of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther (one of the foremost black African Leaders of the Anglican Church and translator of the Bible into the. Books of interest to African Americans and people of color. Most are from a Christian perspective - biographies, devotionals, Bibles, children's books, urban christian fiction.

      African American hymnody, notably music for congregational-style singing in an African American church setting, includes soulful, holistic, participatory, spiritual, celebratory, life-giving exclamations and experiences, reflecting theological, ethical, biblical, doctrinal, and socio-cultural history and consciousness of varied Black : Cheryl Kirk-Duggan.   Within his book, Dr. Dennard speaks of his mystical experiences encountering the Egyptian God, Ra, and his awakening to original African spirituality located in the ancient Egyptian texts. He speaks of first finding it in Budge’s The Egyptian Book of the Dead, a.k.a. the Book of Coming Forth By Day and Night and then others.

      "Black churches are very powerful forces in the African American community and always have been. Because religion has been that one place where you have an imagination that no one can control. Traditional African religion is very popular and arrived here with our North and West African ancestors. It is often combined with elements of Christianity and Islam. The most important thing is that in the new South Africa religion and spirituality are used to create greater understanding and harmony rather than to divide people as was done in.


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Signed by the late author who was a professor of anthropology, religious philosophy and drama and associate Dean of Humanities at Malcolm X Community College.

At the time of writing this book served as Dean of African-American Student Affairs at Northwestern by: 2. As with many other fields of study, African American religious scholarship has produced a number of important surveys and narrative histories covering multiple periods.

New additions since Raboteau’s () classic study include C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence Mumiya’s The Black Church in the African-American Experience ().Cited by: 1. Professor Mbiti has published over articles, reviews and books on theology, religion, philosophy and literature.

Currently he is part-time professor at the University of Bern, and parish minister in Burgdorf, Switzerland. He is married to Verena and they have four children: Kyeni, Maria, Esther and by: Get this from a library. Ancient African religion and the African-American church. [Ulysses Duke Jenkins] -- View of original African spiritual practices that endure in the contemporary African American church.

Discussion of the extent to which African American religion draws upon African religion in. In Ancient African Christianity, David Wilhite seeks to unpack what it meant to be an African Christian in the “first millennium” (2) after the emergence of the subtitle of the book suggests, his goal is to investigate what is unique about African Christianity in this period.

This is a question that has occupied Wilhite, beginning with his dissertation that looked at what. The Great Awakening of the 18th century promoted black conversion to Christianity. Baptist and Methodist churches gained a huge following of African Americans in southern states like Virginia, Georgia and Kentucky.

Though African Americans took on the same basic religious structures as white Americans. As African Americans embraced Christianity beginning in the 18th century, especially afterthey gathered in independent church communities and created larger denominational structures such as the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the National Baptist by: 2.

Professor Jean La Fontaine is emeritus professor of social anthropology at the London School of Economics, specialising in kinship (children), incest, ritual, witchcraft and Satanism in East Africa and the United Kingdom. In his book on African American religious history, This Far By Faith, Williams writes, “Africans did not simply adopt the religion of the European Colonist; they used the power, principles, and.

The earliest reference of religion in Africa can be made in Egypt. In BC, people were worshipping gods like Isis, Horus, Osiris, Ra, and Hapi. Towards southern Africa, the Kushites seemed to have their own religion and worshipped their own gods.

This was within Egypt. Outside Egypt, more in West Africa, people seemed to worship one single god like the sky god or the rain god. Monotheism. DOI link for African-American Religion. African-American Religion book. Interpretive Essays in History and Culture. THE CENTRAL THEMES OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY: Pluralism, Puritanism, and the Encounter of Black and White.

THE RISE OF AFRICAN CHURCHES IN AMERICA (–): Re-examining the Contexts. View by: ” Two other black Methodist denominations, the Union Church of Africans in Wilmington, Delaware, and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of New York City, emerged byas did a black Episcopal denomination and several independent Baptist congregations.

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And Still I. This book attenpts to establish where, when and how Christianity first came to Africa. The narrative begins in the first century AD, thence traces the major movements of the Christian faith on the continent over the centuries, emphasising the continuity of the development of the Church as a.

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/5. Black faith in America today, as he states, is a carryover from traditional African religions and thus to think of the black church as a mere variant form of white missionary endeavors is.

African Independent Churches, also known as African Indigenous Churches, African Initiated Churches, African Instituted Churches, or just AICs, represent well. Black churches in America have long been recognized as the most independent, stable, and dominant institutions in black communities.

In The Black Church in the African American Experience, based on a ten-year study, is the largest nongovernmental study of urban and rural churches ever undertaken and the first major field study on the subject since the s. African American Religion brings together in one forum the mt important essays on the development of these traditions to provide a broad overview of the field and its most important scholars.

The first part of the book orients African American religion to American history and the study of religion. The essays that follow trace the histories of many religious and cultural traditions, from the 5/5(1). Among their published findings are Yvonne Chireau, Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition (); Rachel Harding, A Refuge in Thunder: Candombl é and Alternative Spaces of Blackness (); Tracey Hucks, Approaching the African God: History, Textuality, and the Re-Ownership of Africa in the African American Yoruba Movement (); Karen McCarthy Brown, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess.

Africa is home to a rich religious tradition. Refer to Ancient Egypt, Islam, and Christianity. The Religious System of the Amazulu. by Henry Callaway [] Specimens of Bushman Folklore.

by W.H.I. Bleek and L.C. Lloyd [] South African Folk-Tales. by James A. Honey [].The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions.

Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional.

The period from the nineteenth century to the present has been characterised by establishment and growth of the African strand of development of Christianity. This phenomenon has given birth to indigenous Churches and prayer groups in Africa. These groups have not only taken root but they have proliferated and shown phenomenal growth particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.