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Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery

Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery (Paperback)

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In Plantation Church, Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the Black Church as it developed both in the United States and the Caribbean after the arrival of enslaved Africans. Typically, when people talk about the "Black Church" they are referring to African-American churches in the U.S., but in fact, the majority of African slaves were brought to the Caribbean. It was there, Erskine argues, that the Black religious experience was born. The massive Afro-Caribbean population was able to establish a form of Christianity that preserved African Gods and practices, but fused them with Christian teachings, resulting in religions such as Cuba's Santeria. Despite their common ancestry, the Black religious experience in the U.S. was markedly different because African Americans were a political and cultural minority. The Plantation Church became a place of solace and resistance that provided its members with a sense of kinship, not only to each other but also to their ancestral past. Despi

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesReligion & BeliefsChristianityReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9780195369137  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Noel Leo Erskine is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Candler School of Theology and the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Emory University. He has been a visiting Professor in ten schools in six countries. His books include King Among the Thologians (1995), and From Garvey to Marley (2007).

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