A Fire in the Bones
Reflections on African-American Religious History
ISBN10: 0807009334 ISBN13: 9780807009338 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (P) Published: Dec 19 1996 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In this fascinating collection of essays, Albert Raboteau reexamines the rich history of the African-American religious experience. Through his exploration of traditions that include the Baptist revivals, the AME Church, Black Catholics and African Orisa religions, Raboteau demonstrates how the active faith of African-Americans shaped their institutions and empowered their struggle for social justice throughout their history.