1st Edition

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Edited By Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward Copyright 1993

    Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries:
    * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders
    * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions)
    * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)

    Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23;


    Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward

    "Highly recommended for scholars and researchers, or for anyone seriously interested in African American religion." -- Choice
    "A monumental achievement and one that is essential to a core reference collection in African-American religion." -- American Reference Books Annual