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Chosen people : the rise of American Black Israelite religions

Author: Jacob S Dorman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Jacob S. Dorman offers new insights into the rise of Black Israelite religions in America, faiths ranging from Judaism to Islam to Rastafarianism all of which believe that the ancient Hebrew Israelites were Black and that contemporary African Americans are their descendants. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob S Dorman
ISBN: 0195301404 9780195301403
OCLC Number: 781432412
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "This is our Red Sea": exodusters, prophet William Saunders Crowdy, and the beginnings of black Israelism --
"Equivalent to Israelism": inheritance, freemasonry, and the ancient Israelites --
"We are Israelites but not Jews": orientalism and Israelism in the holiness-Pentecostal movement --
"Our only hope, our only salvation as a race": Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, Ethiopianism, and African American settlers in Ethiopia --
"I saw you disappear with my own eyes": hidden transcripts of Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew's black Israelite bricolage.
Responsibility: Jacob S. Dorman.


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Chosen People is a deep and resonant work of scholarship, and one with rami cations that should be felt far beyond the literature on Black Israelites that Dorman has so elegantly and persuasively Read more...

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