African immigrant religions in America / edited by Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani.

Contributor(s): Olupọna, Jacob Obafẹmi Kẹhinde | Gemignani, ReginaMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2007Description: vii, 352 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780814762110 (cloth : alk. paper); 0814762115 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780814762127 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0814762123 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): African Americans -- Religion | Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: African immigrant religions in America.DDC classification: 200.89/96073 LOC classification: BR563.N4 | A368 2007
Contents:
Communities of believers : exploring African immigrant religion in the United States / Jacob K. Olupona -- African immigrant churches in the United States and the study of Black church history / David D. Daniels -- The Andrew syndrome : models in understanding Nigerian diaspora / Ogbu M. Kalu -- Non-Western Christianity in the Western world : African immigrant churches in the diaspora / Akintunde Akinade -- Portable faith : the global mission of African initiated churches / Elias Bongmba -- Gender, identity, and power in African immigrant Evangelical churches / Regina Gemignani -- Gender and change in an African immigrant church : an anthropologist and a (former) prophetess reflect / Deidre Helen Crumbley and Gloria Malake Cline-Smythe -- West African Muslims in America : when are Muslims not Muslims? / Linda Beck -- African religious beliefs and practices in diaspora : an ethnographic observation of activities at an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian church in Los Angeles / Worku Nida -- Transnationalism, religion, and the African diaspora in Canada : an examination of Ghanaians and Ghanaian churches / Wisdom J. Tettey -- Singing the Lord's song in a foreign land : spirituality, communality, and identity in a Ghanaian immigrant congregation / Moses Biney -- African immigrant churches and the new Christian Right / Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome -- African Muslims in the United States : the Nigerian case / Yushau Sodiq -- Conclusion / Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Communities of believers : exploring African immigrant religion in the United States / Jacob K. Olupona -- African immigrant churches in the United States and the study of Black church history / David D. Daniels -- The Andrew syndrome : models in understanding Nigerian diaspora / Ogbu M. Kalu -- Non-Western Christianity in the Western world : African immigrant churches in the diaspora / Akintunde Akinade -- Portable faith : the global mission of African initiated churches / Elias Bongmba -- Gender, identity, and power in African immigrant Evangelical churches / Regina Gemignani -- Gender and change in an African immigrant church : an anthropologist and a (former) prophetess reflect / Deidre Helen Crumbley and Gloria Malake Cline-Smythe -- West African Muslims in America : when are Muslims not Muslims? / Linda Beck -- African religious beliefs and practices in diaspora : an ethnographic observation of activities at an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian church in Los Angeles / Worku Nida -- Transnationalism, religion, and the African diaspora in Canada : an examination of Ghanaians and Ghanaian churches / Wisdom J. Tettey -- Singing the Lord's song in a foreign land : spirituality, communality, and identity in a Ghanaian immigrant congregation / Moses Biney -- African immigrant churches and the new Christian Right / Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome -- African Muslims in the United States : the Nigerian case / Yushau Sodiq -- Conclusion / Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani.

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Olupona and Gemignani have edited an excellent collection of essays on the first generation of African immigrants and their diverse religious and cultural traditions. This very important book fills a gap in the study of religions in America. Olupona's "Community of Believers" provides a helpful, significant overview of the various types of African traditions in the US, ranging from charismatic and Pentecostal groups to African Initiated Churches, mission projects of mainline denominations, African Islam, and African indigenous religion. David Daniels argues for a reconceptualization of the notion of a black church that would include African immigrant churches. Gemignani examines the issues of gender, identity, and power among African immigrant churches. Deidre Crumbley and Gloria Malake Cline-Smith, an anthropologist and a prophetess, combine their efforts to produce a fascinating study on the Church of the Lord (Aladura) from Nigeria. Essays by Linda Beck and Yushau Sodiq examine the diversity of African Muslim groups in the US. A case study of African indigenous religion in the US would have been helpful. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers. L. H. Mamiya Vassar College

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