Islam and the Blackamerican

Islam and the Blackamerican

Looking Toward the Third Resurrection

Book - 2005
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"Why has Islam spread among Blackamericans but not among white Americans or Hispanics? Thus far, no one has offered a convincing answer to this question. The assumption has been that there is an African connection, but the historical record does not bear this out. In Islam and the Blackamerican, Sherman Jackson offers a trenchant examination of the career of Islam among Blackamericans." "It is essential, Jackson contends, to preserve within Islam the legitimate aspects of Black Religion, in order to avoid what Stephen Carter calls the "domestication of religion, " whereby religion is rendered incapable of resisting the state and the dominant culture. At the same time, Jackson insists that Blackamerican Muslims must reject an exclusive focus on the public square and the secular goal of subverting white supremacy (and Arab/immigrant supremacy) and develop a tradition of personal piety and spirituality attuned to distinctive Blackamerican needs and idiosyncrasies."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780195180817
Branch Call Number: 297.87 Jackson
Characteristics: viii, 235 p. ;,24 cm.


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