The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions

The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Contains one hundred and forty-five articles by seventy-two scholars from thirteen nations discussing the place of religion in African and African-American societies and its impact on society in general.

& Francis Publishing

This important new reference covers African and African-American religion in sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America, and the Caribbean, and provides vital insights into its growing worldwide influence in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Entries encompass individuals, concepts, specific religions, religious movements and churches, and include: Akan, Aladura, Azusa Street Mission, Black theology, candomble, Dominican vodun, the Harrist movement, Jamaa, Macumba, Mission des Noirs, Mt. Sinai Holy Church, Nuer, Pentecostalism, Pocomania, Santería, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Unification Church, Yoruba, and many more. Photos, illustrations, and source material round out the package.

Book News
An A-to-Z encyclopedia containing some 150 entries discussing the religious movements and churches of Sub-Saharan Africa, including major indigenous religious such as those of the Zulu, Yoruba, Akan, and Nuer peoples; North America, including black churches within mainstream religions, African-American religions and churches, and associated institutions such as the Rainbow Coalition; and South America and the Caribbean, including major religions such as Rastafari, Santerfa, and Vodou and the more localized Umbanda and Tambor de Mina. Also surveys African-derived religions in a number of other nations. Coverage includes the growing world-wide influence of African and African-American religions; general topics, practices, beliefs, and institutions such as music, material culture, deities, healing, slave religion, theology, and religious-based political movements. Entries are written by anthropologists, historians, religious scholars, sociologists, and others and include sometimes fuzzy but well-chosen b&w images. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Routledge, c2001
ISBN: 9780415922456
Branch Call Number: 200.89 ENC
Characteristics: xx, 452 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Glazier, Stephen D. - Editor


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