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Encyclopedia of African American Religions

1st Edition

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


1,004 pages

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pub: 1993-08-01
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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)


"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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General