This encyclopedia bargains the main finished presentation to be had at the range and richness of spiritual practices between African american citizens, from traditions predating the period of the transatlantic slave exchange to modern non secular movements.
• Over eighty alphabetically prepared entries on non secular traditions embraced by way of African american citizens, protecting their old improvement, doctrines, rituals, and key figures
• Over 50 members, every one a exotic student acquainted with the richness of African American spiritual life
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