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The Slave Journey to an Afro-Baptist Faith
  • By Mechal Sobel
$40.95

Mechal Sobel's fascinating study of the religious history of slaves and free blacks in antebellum America is presented here in a compact volume without the appendixes. Sobel's central thesis is that Africans brought their world views into North America where, eventually, under the tremendous pressures and hardships of chattel slavery, they created a coherent faith that preserved and revitalized crucial African understandings and usages regarding spirit and soul-travels, while melding them with Christian understandings of Jesus and individual salvation.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780691006031
    • Manufacturer: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780691006031
    • ISBN 10: 0691006032
    • Publication Date: 04/01/1988
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Mechal Sobel
    • Page Count: 344
    • Width: 6.14 inches
    • Height: 0.89 inches
    • Length: 9.23 inches
    • Weight: 1.08 pounds
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