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dc.contributor.authorGuillory, Margaritaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T14:40:20Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T14:40:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315142241
dc.identifier.citationMargarita Guillory. 2018. "Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More Than Conjurers." Volume 63, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315142241
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/37785
dc.description.abstractAt the core of African American religion’s response to social inequalities has been a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines how their spiritual and social work can shed light on the interplay between corporate activism and individual spirituality. This book traces the development of this “politico-spiritual” approach to injustice from the beginning of the twentieth century through the opening decade of the twenty-first century, using the work of African American Spiritual Churches as a lens through which to observe its progression. Addressing subjects such as spiritual healing, support of the homeless, gender equality and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, it demonstrates that these communities are clearly motivated by the dual concerns of the soul and the community. This study diversifies our understanding of the African American religious landscape, highlighting an approach to social injustice that conjoins both political and spiritual transformations. As such, it will be of significant interest to scholars of religious studies, African American studies and politics.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Religion;
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_US
dc.subjectPolitical activismen_US
dc.subjectSocial injusticeen_US
dc.subjectHurricane Katrinaen_US
dc.titleSpiritual and social transformation in African American spiritual churches: more than conjurersen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315142241
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Religionen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv437308


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