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Author Hart, William David

Title Black religion : Malcolm X, Julius Lester, and Jan Willis / William David Hart.

Publication Info. New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  200.8996 H326B    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-222) and index.
Contents Afro-eccentricity and autobiography -- Jahiliyyah and Jihad -- Hijrah & Hajj -- Julius Lester: Blackness & Teshuvah -- Janice Willis: Duhkha and enlightenment -- Bluing the note -- Coda: my point of view as author.
Summary "Black Religion explores the complexity of the black spiritual imagination using the autobiographies of three prominent religious leaders. Looking at Malcolm X's journey from Christianity to Islam, social parasite to "race man," libertine to ascetic, Hart delves into the spiritual dimensions of Malcolm X's life. Hart then examines the affinities between Malcolm's spiritual journey and the journeys of Julius Lester and Jan Willis - none of whom conform to standard expectations of what it means to be a black person and a religious person. Hart argues that the Muslim, Judaic, and Buddhist commitments of these autobiographers show that the black spiritual imagination - religious, political, and personal - cannot be limited to the standard narrative of Black Religion, nor can spirituality be limited to religion."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.
Lester, Julius, 1939-2018.
Willis, Janice Dean.
X, Malcolm.
Lester, Julius.
Willis, Janice Dean.
Lester, Julius. (OCoLC)fst00017110
Willis, Janice Dean. (OCoLC)fst00238035
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965. (OCoLC)fst00047747
African Americans -- Religion.
Spiritual biography.
Christianity and other religions.
Schwarze Theologie.
Konversion <Religion>
African Americans -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst00799689
Christianity and other religions. (OCoLC)fst00859685
Conversion. (OCoLC)fst00877225
Spiritual biography. (OCoLC)fst01130067
Other Form: Online version: Hart, William D., 1957- Black religion. 1st ed. New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 (OCoLC)609328950
ISBN 9780230605374 (alkaline paper)
0230605370 (alkaline paper)
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