Chosen people : the rise of American black Israelite religions /
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Chosen people : the rise of American black Israelite religions /

Dorman offers a comprehensive study of the rise of black Judaism in America. Beginning with an examination of black interactions with white Jews during the Civil War, Dorman traces the influence of black Israelite practices and philosophies on the Holiness Christianity movement of the 1890s and the...

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Main Author: Dorman, Jacob S., 1974-
Corporate Author: Oxford Scholarship Online
Format: Online Book
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Access:Online version
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Table of 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.