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The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions, the second volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, breaks fresh ground on the subject of African and African-American religion and its influence throughout the world. Written and edited by an international team of anthropologists, historians, theologians, and other experts, this valuable resource offers authoritative and accessible insights into the religious movements and churches of Africa, North America, South America, and the Caribbean, their wide-ranging impact on peoples, politics and cultures of these and other regions. Entries encompass individuals, concepts, specific religions, religious movements and churches, and include: Akan, Aladura, Azusa Street Mission, Black theology, candomble, Dominican vodun, the Harrist movement, Jamaa, Macumba, Mission des Noirs, Mt. Sinai Holy Church, Nuer, Pentecostalism, Pocomania, Santer a, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Unification Church, and Yoruba. Many articles explore not only beliefs and practices, but also their pivotal role in helping African and African-American peoples confront difficult and changing social orders. Photos, illustrations, and source material round out the package.This book was originally developed by Berkshire Publishing Group and published by Routledge. All rights have reverted to Berkshire, and we are now making the book available for the first time in paperback and as an ebook.
About the Author
Stephen D. Glazier is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska and vice-chair of the religion section of the American Anthropological Association.