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Saints in Exile

Hardback|Feb 1996
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"A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology "A major contribution to an area...


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"A valuable piece of work that will fill a void in current scholarship on black church culture. Her 'insider' perspective pays off in insights often missing in black theology."--Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology "A major contribution to an area of African-American religious studies where there is a great void in the literature....This is definitely very good and very important."--Cheryl T. Gilkes, Colby College
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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 ex
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 110068
  • Product Code 0195098439
  • EAN 9780195098433
  • Pages 191
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Feb 1996
  • Dimensions 200 x 140 x 21mm
  • Weight 0.415kg

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