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Saints in Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture (Religion in America)

  

by: Cheryl J. Sanders

 : Saints in Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture (Religion in America)

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Binding: Paperback
Color: White
EAN: 9780195131017
ISBN: 9780195131017
Item Dimensions: 5408105580
Label: Oxford University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
MPN: 15 halftones
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 200
Publication Date: March 25, 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Studio: Oxford University Press




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Saints in Exile studies, from an insider's perspective, the worship practices and social ethics of the African American family of Holiness, Pentecostal, and Apostolic churches known collectively as the Sanctified Church. Cheryl Sanders identifies the theme of exile, both as an idea and an experience, as the key to understanding the dialectical nature of African American religious and intellectual life, that W.E.B. Du Bois called "double-conscious." Sanders's saints in exile are a people who see themselves as "in the world but not of it"; their marginalized status is both self-imposed and involuntary, a consequence of racism, sexism and other forms of elitism. When joined with the biblical tropes of homecoming and reconciliation, the concept of exile serves as a vital vantage point from which to identify, critique, and remedy the continued alienation of blacks, women, and the poor in the United States.

Sanders's interpretive approach clarifies many paradoxical features of black existence, especially the peculiar interplay of the sacred and the secular in African American song, speech, and dance. She particularly scrutinizes gospel music, a product of the Sanctified worship tradition that has had a significant influence on popular culture. Saints in Exile goes further than any previous study in illuminating the African American experience; it will be welcomed by scholars and students of American religion, African American studies, and American History.




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