The Black Church

Sylvester Johnson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Religion in America
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781405169363
StatePublished - Apr 16 2010


  • African American Christians, wed to conservative and fundamentalist sectors of American Christianity
  • African American religious scholarship - biggest peaks, studies of slave religion
  • African slaves in America, meeting with consequential ideas of an exclusive Christian supremacy
  • Forced displacement of African slaves into Americas - introduction of African religions into the New World
  • Free Africans, Christian conquest and Independent Black Churches
  • History of Black Church - a story of destruction and formation
  • National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
  • Slavery's demise, marked by missions to Southern states
  • Slavery, African religions and Christianization
  • White Christian enslavement of Africans - guided by cultivated hatred of "heathen" religions

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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