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Negro Church in America/the Black Church since Frazier / Edition 1

Negro Church in America/the Black Church since Frazier / Edition 1

by E. Franklin Frazier, C. Eric LincolnE. Franklin Frazier
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Frazier's study of the black church and an essay by Lincoln arguing that the civil rights movement saw the splintering of the traditional black church and the creation of new roles for religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805203875
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1974
Series: Sourcebooks in the Negro History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 509,690
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

E. FRANKLIN FRAZIER (1894-1962) was considered to be one of the most influential African-American sociologists of the twentieth century. His The Negro Church in America (published posthumously) was groundbreaking in its study of the changes in the black church after the Civil Rights Movement. He wrote nine books and over one hundred essays.

C. ERIC LINCOLN (1924-2000) was an African-American scholar who taught all over the United States. His novel, The Avenue, Clayton City, won the Lillian Smith Book Award for Best Southern Fiction in 1988 and the International Black Writers' Alice Browning Award in 1989. He was an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and founding president of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. He was friends with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Alex Haley. In 1990, he was cited by Pope John Paul II for "scholarly service to the church."

Table of Contents

A Memoir5
1The Religion of the Slaves
The Break with the African Background9
The Loss of Social Cohesion11
The Christian Religion Provides a New Basis of Social Cohesion14
Christianity: A New Orientation Toward Existence17
The Negro Adapts Christianity to His Experience in the New World19
The "Invisible Institution" Comes into Existence23
2The Institutional Church of the Free Negroes
The Negroes Who Were Free Before the Civil War26
Relations of Free Negroes and Whites in the Churches28
Conflict over the Question of Status31
The Free Negroes Establish Their Own Churches33
3The Negro Church: A Nation Within a Nation
The "Invisible Institution" Merges with the Institutional Church35
The Church as an Agency of Social Control37
The Church and Economic Cooperation40
The Church and Education43
An Arena of Political Life47
A Refuge in a Hostile White World50
4Negro Religion in the City
The Migration to Cities52
The Secularization of the Churches54
Religion in the "Storefront" Church58
Negro Cults in the City60
5The Negro Church and Assimilation
The Walls Came Tumbling Down72
The Church Is No Longer a Refuge75
The Gospel Singers77
The Religion of the New Middle Class80

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