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Resurrection Song : African American Spirituality - Flora Wilson Bridges

Resurrection Song

African American Spirituality

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9781570753596
Number Of Pages: 200

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The roots of African American spirituality arise from the African origins of the enslaved who were brought to the West in chains. Flora Wilson Bridges explores these "African retentions" from their manifestations in Africa, through their presence in the slave communities of the American South and in Black churches today. The unique spirituality that arose from these retentions influenced many prominent black leaders including Howard Thurman, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In a fascinating chapter, Bridges also shows how these African roots inform Black film, literature, and art.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The African Legacy--A Unified Worldviewp. 9
The Building Blocks of a Unified African Worldviewp. 14
African Traditional Religionp. 26
African Traditional Morals and Valuesp. 37
Conclusionp. 41
The Quest for Identityp. 43
African Retentionsp. 44
The Worldview of the Enslaved Communityp. 68
The Black Church and the Enslavedp. 69
The Values of the Enslaved Communityp. 76
Conclusionp. 82
The Call to Protest: Spirituality Embodiedp. 83
Harriet Tubmanp. 84
William Edmondsonp. 94
Fannie Lou Hamerp. 97
Ruby Bridgesp. 103
Conclusionp. 106
The Communityp. 107
Scaling the Mountain Peaks of Spirituality: Thurman, King, and Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik Shabazz)p. 121
Howard Thurmanp. 121
Martin Luther King Jr.p. 130
Malcolm Xp. 141
Conclusionp. 150
Black Film as Theologyp. 151
Evil and Salvation in Contemporary Black Filmp. 153
Conclusionp. 163
African-American Spirituality--A Definitionp. 165
African-American Spirituality as Cultural Resiliencep. 165
The Effects of African-American Spiritualityp. 169
Conclusionp. 171
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9781570753596
ISBN-10: 1570753598
Series: Turner/Truth Studies in Black Religion
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.27  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.29

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