Beyond Christianity: African Americans in a New Thought by Darnise C. Martin

By Darnise C. Martin

Beyond Christianity attracts on wealthy ethnographic paintings in a non secular technology church in Oakland, California, to light up the methods a bunch of African american citizens has tailored a faith more often than not considered white to slot their wishes and circumstances.

This predominantly African American congregation is an anomalous phenomenon for either non secular technology and African American non secular experiences. It stands on the intersection of latest suggestion doctrine, characterised via own empowerment teachings,and a culturally primary liturgical type resembling Black Pentecostals and Black Spiritualists. This crew demanding situations oversimplified ideas of the Black church adventure and broadens the idea that of Black faith outdoors the bounds of Christianity—raising questions about what it capability to be an African American congregation, and in regards to the nature of blackness itself. Beyond Christianity provides a brand new measurement to the scholarship on Black religion.

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