Fortress Introduction to Black Church History
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Fortress Introduction to Black Church History   -     By: Anne H. Pinn, Anthony B. Pinn

Fortress Introduction to Black Church History

Fortress Press / 2001 / Paperback

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This concise and accessible history, co-authored by a black minister and a black theologian, provides an overview of the shape and history of major black religious bodies: Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal. With photos, timelines, profiles, and additional readings, Pinn and Pinn ably explain the evolution of black Christianity church bodies and thier ongoing contributions to a more just American society. The Pinn's book will help a new generation of black Americans assess the religious legacy of the black churches and the larger society to gauge their social import.

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Title: Fortress Introduction to Black Church History
By: Anne H. Pinn, Anthony B. Pinn
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 080063442X
ISBN-13: 9780800634421
Stock No: WW34423

Publisher's Description

A concise and accessible historyA brief history of black Christian churches in the United States has long been needed. Larger sociological and historical studies have enhanced the picture of the historically black denominations. At the same time, black-church members need a handy introduction to their own religious homes, as do college students of American history and religion.

This volume, co-authored by a black minister and a black theologian, provides an overview of the shape and history of major black religious bodies: Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal. It introduces the denominations and their demographics before relating their historical development from the eighteenth century to the end of the Civil Rights Movement into the groups we know today. A final chapter sketches the state of the black Christian church bodies today and their ongoing contributions to a more just American society.

The Pinns' book will help a new generation of black Americans assess its religious legacy and the larger society to gauge its social import.

Author Bio

Anne H. Pinn is Pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Buffalo, New York, and President of the Ministers' Alliance there.

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and professor of religion at Rice University and teaches courses on African American religion, the history of Black religious thought, humanism, and Black theology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of president's lifetime achievement award for volunteer service (2024). Pinn is also the author of more than thirty-five books, including, Varieties of African American Religious Experience, 20th Anniversary Edition (Fortress Press, 2017), Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion, 20th Anniversary Edition (Fortress Press, 2022) and What Is African American Religion?: Expanded Edition (Fortress Press, 2024).

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