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Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice

Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Nineteenth Century

Rhetoric of Identification

Authors: Owens, A.

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About this book

This book explores the parameters of the African Methodist Episcopal Church's dual existence as evangelical Christians and as children of Ham, and how the denomination relied on both the rhetoric of evangelicalism and heathenism.

About the authors

A. Nevell Owens is an assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts, Humanites & Theatre at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Reviews

"In a careful historical study, Owens exposes the 'double consciousness' that lives within the souls of African Methodist Episcopal church folk. By examining the struggles between 'North' and 'South;' evangelicalism and heathenism; civilization and superstition; America and Africa; doctrine and practice; and especially White Christianity and Black spirituality, Owens helps us gain insights into some of the ongoing questions concerning identity of African-descended Christians. The creative turn to African religious notions in the re-formulation of Christology makes this book a must-read for all who are concerned for renewal and re-vitalization in the spiritual lives of all people." - Emmanuel Y. Lartey, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA

"Owens has written a deeply insightful, thoroughly researched and critical perspective on the 'double consciousness' of Black religiosity. This work is essential to students of religious history, members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and researchers of the complexities of social, historical, and contemporary faith traditions." - Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Historiographer and Executive Director of Research and Scholarship, African Methodist Episcopal Church and Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Rhetoric of Identity: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and What It Means to be Children of God and Children of Ham

    Owens, A. Nevell

    Pages 1-36

  • It Is Salvation We Want: The Path to Spiritual Redemption and Social Uplift

    Owens, A. Nevell

    Pages 37-60

  • Saving the Heathen: The AMEC and Its Africanist Discourse

    Owens, A. Nevell

    Pages 61-91

  • Africa for Christ: The Voice of Mission and African Redemption

    Owens, A. Nevell

    Pages 93-118

  • We Have Been Believers: Revisiting AMEC Rhetoric of Evangelical Christianity

    Owens, A. Nevell

    Pages 119-155

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34237-9
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34480-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46621-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Nineteenth Century
Book Subtitle
Rhetoric of Identification
Authors
Series Title
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
A. Nevell Owens
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34237-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137342379
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34480-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46621-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 195
Topics