Download PDF by Sylvester A. Johnson: African American Religions, 1500–2000: Colonialism,

By Sylvester A. Johnson

This publication offers a story old, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black faith and colonialism over numerous centuries to provide an explanation for the connection among empire and democratic freedom. instead of treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson translates a number of classes of Black non secular historical past to parent how Atlantic empires (particularly that of the USA) at the same time enabled the emergence of specific kinds of non secular event and freedom events in addition to anxious styles of violent domination. Johnson explains theories of subject and spirit that formed early indigenous non secular routine in Africa, Black political faith responding to the yankee racial kingdom, the production of Liberia, and FBI repression of Black non secular activities within the 20th century. via combining historic tools with theoretical research, Johnson explains the seeming contradictions that experience formed Black religions within the smooth era.

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