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This Far by Faith : Readings in African-American Women's Religious Biography

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This Far by Faith : Readings in African-American Women's Religious Biography by Weisenfeld, J., 9780415913119
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  • ISBN: 9780415913119 | 041591311X
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/4/1995
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This Far By Faithbrings together a collection of essays on the religious identities and experiences of African-American women. Spanning from the period of slavery to the present, the essays profile American figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Willie Mae Ford Smith, exploring the role that religious institutions and impulses played in their lives. Methodologically grounded in a historical perspective, the contributors make use of varied sources--music, visual arts, approaches to health care, and political activism--to recover our understanding of African-American women's contributions to religious, social and political life in America. Complete with an extensive bibliography for further reading and research, this collection is a critical examination and critique of the exclusion of African-American women in considerations of American religious history, activism, and thought.


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