Analyzes the various ways black southerners transformed African American religion in Chicago during their Great Migration northward. This book illustrates how the migration launched a new sacred order among blacks in the city that reflected aspects of both Southern black religion and modern city life. Num Pages: 272 pages, 12 halftones. 3 line illus. 3 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; 3JJG; HBJK; HBLW; HRAX; JFSL3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 17. Weight in Grams: 428. . 2007. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
The Great Migration was the most significant event in black life since emancipation and Reconstruction. Passionately Human, No Less Divine analyzes the various ways black southerners transformed African American religion in Chicago during their Great Migration northward. A work of religious, urban, and social history, it is the first book-length analysis of the new religious practices and traditions in Chicago that were stimulated by migration and urbanization.
The book illustrates how the migration launched a new sacred order among blacks in the city that reflected aspects of both Southern black religion and modern city life. This new sacred order was also largely female as African American women constituted more than 70 percent of the membership in most black Protestant churches.
Ultimately, Wallace Best demonstrates how black southerners imparted a folk religious sensibility to Chicago's black churches. In doing so, they ironically recast conceptions of modern, urban African American religion in terms that signified the rural past. In the same way that working class cultural idioms such as jazz and the blues emerged in the secular arena as a means to represent black modernity, he says, African American religion in Chicago, with its negotiation between the past, the present, rural and urban, revealed African American religion in modern form.
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"This is a very significant contribution to the field. Best creates a convincing revision of the older interpretation of religion and migration in Chicago."--Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University
"Best's work is rich, exciting, sophisticated and nuanced. It presents a new model for research on black religiosity that is long overdue."--Kimberley Phillips, College of William and Mary
"We've been waiting for this book for many years. Wallace Best understands both the content and meaning of the religious practice associated with the Great Migration better than just about anyone who has studied this event. In Passionately Human, No Less Divine, Best insightfully explores the Great Migration's transformation of the relationship between religious culture and civic culture in American cities--and thereby transforms our understanding of this 'journey of faith.'"--James Grossman, Vice-President, The Newberry Library, and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Chicago
Title: Passionately Human, No Less Divine
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