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African immigrant religions in America

Author: Jacob Obafẹmi Kẹhinde Olupọna; Regina Gemignani
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and  Read more...
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African immigrant religions in America.
New York : New York University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608551650
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Obafẹmi Kẹhinde Olupọna; Regina Gemignani
ISBN: 9780814762110 0814762115 9780814762127 0814762123
OCLC Number: 77504073
Description: vii, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Communities of believers : exploring African immigrant religion in the United States / Jacob K. Olupona --
African immigrant churches in the United States and the study of Black church history / David D. Daniels --
The Andrew syndrome : models in understanding Nigerian diaspora / Ogbu M. Kalu --
Non-Western Christianity in the Western world : African immigrant churches in the diaspora / Akintunde Akinade --
Portable faith : the global mission of African initiated churches / Elias Bongmba --
Gender, identity, and power in African immigrant Evangelical churches / Regina Gemignani --
Gender and change in an African immigrant church : an anthropologist and a (former) prophetess reflect / Deidre Helen Crumbley and Gloria Malake Cline-Smythe --
West African Muslims in America : when are Muslims not Muslims? / Linda Beck --
African religious beliefs and practices in diaspora : an ethnographic observation of activities at an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian church in Los Angeles / Worku Nida --
Transnationalism, religion, and the African diaspora in Canada : an examination of Ghanaians and Ghanaian churches / Wisdom J. Tettey --
Singing the Lord's song in a foreign land : spirituality, communality, and identity in a Ghanaian immigrant congregation / Moses Biney --
African immigrant churches and the new Christian Right / Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome --
African Muslims in the United States : the Nigerian case / Yushau Sodiq --
Conclusion / Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani.
Responsibility: edited by Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani.
Local System Bib Number:
209005

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African immigration to North America has been increasing. This title focuses on the understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the  Read more...
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"This book challenges scholars to go beyond traditional explanations of migration from Africa . . . "-Journal of American Academy of Religion "A much needed scholarly study of first-generation Read more...

 
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