Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South

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Oxford University Press, USA, 7. okt. 2004 - 397 sider
Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal, all riveting-- Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."
 

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The African Diaspora
5
Death of the Gods
45
Cathechesis and Conversion
97
The Rule of Gospel Order
153
Religious Life in the Slave Community
213
Religion Rebellion and Docility
291
Canaan Land
321
Afterword
325
Notes
337
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Albert J. Raboteau is Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Canaan Land (OUP), A Fire in the Bones, and A Sorrowful Joy.

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