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|Title: Black Zion: African American Religious Encounters with Judaism|
By: Yvonne Chireau(ED.) & Nathaniel Deutsch(ED.)
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 9.12 X 6.36 X 0.93 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
Series: Religion in American Life
Stock No: WW5112573
would be better understood, if not alleviated, if the religious roots of those relations were illuminated. Toward that end, the contributors look a number of provocative topics, including the concept of the Chosen People, the typological identification of blacks with Jews, the actual identification
of blacks as Jews, the sacredness of space and symbols, the importance of scriptural interpretation in creating theology and self understanding, the dialectic of exile and redemption in communal history, and the integration of ethnicity and religion in constructing group identity. Ranging from the
Nation of Islam to the Hebrew Israelites and from Abraham Joshua Heschel to Martin Luther King, Jr., the book sheds light on a little examined but vitally important dimension of black-Jewish relations in America: religion.
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