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The New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of by Edward E. Curtis IV

By Edward E. Curtis IV

Taking the influential paintings of Arthur Huff Fauset as a kick off point to holiday down the fake dichotomy that exists among mainstream and marginal, a brand new new release of students deals clean principles for realizing the non secular expressions of African americans within the usa. Fauset's 1944 vintage, Black Gods of the city, introduced unique equipment and theories for considering African American religions as sleek, cosmopolitan, and democratic. The essays in this assortment express the range of African American faith within the wake of the nice Migration and look at the whole box of African American faith from Pentecostalism to Black Judaism, Black Islam, and Father Divine's Peace project stream. As a complete, they bring a dynamic, humanistic, and carefully interdisciplinary knowing of African American non secular background and lifestyles. This booklet is vital analyzing for someone who reviews the African American adventure.

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See, for example, Jerma A. Jackson, Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and Anthea D. Butler, Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making a Sanctified World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007). 13. Arthur Hu√ Fauset Collection, Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Box 5, Folder 96, unnumbered page. 14. For an account of Ida Robinson’s visions, see Harold Dean Trulear, ‘‘Reshaping Black Pastoral Theology: The Vision of Bishop Ida B.

For an account of the complicated place the Azusa Street revival holds in Pentecostal origins, see Joe Creech, ‘‘Visions of Glory: The Place of the Azusa Street Revival in Pentecostal History,’’ Church History 65 (1996): 405–24. 25. For a brief, biographical essay on Horn, along with a small selection of her sermons, see Collier-Thomas, Daughters of Thunder, 173–93. For Horn’s place in the Harlem community and religious life, including descriptions of her church building, see Cheryl Lynn Greenberg, Or Does It Explode?

13 The dreams she had—both waking and sleeping—captured memories of the rural life she had left behind. Established now in the city, she had visions of the fields and wide-open spaces of her life before. ’’ But caught between worlds—North and South, urban and rural—Mrs. W’s dream lent authority she did not apparently fully use in the waking world. On the mountain she had received a divine message of warning to be shared with others. Within the boundaries of dream, people were eager to hear her message.

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