The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions covers the religious movements and churches of sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean. The wide-ranging nature of the book includes religions which have their origin in the African Diaspora as well as discussing those which are products of contact between major world religions (such as Christianity and Islam). In addition, attention is given to the growing worldwide influence of African and African-American religions in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The work of anthropologists, historians, religious scholars and sociologists is drawn upon and covers: * African religion including major indigenous religions, new religions and non-indigenous religions * African-American religion in North America including Black churches within mainstream religions; African-American sects; African-American movements * African-American religion in South America and the Caribbean, including a nation-by-nation survey of African derived religions * General topics, beliefs, practices and institutions * Individuals including: Martin Luther King, Elijah Muhammed, Malcolm X, Father Divine, Jesse Jackson, and Lydia Cabrera.
African-American societies and cultures.
Stephen D. Glazier is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska and vice-chair of the religion section of the American Anthropological Association.