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Published: 14 April 2005

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195180817

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Islam and the Blackamerican

Looking Toward the Third Resurrection

Sherman A. Jackson

  • ''...offers many helpful insights while giving a voice to often-ignored Blackamerican Muslims....will contribute to the lively and growing debate over the place of Islam in America and the role of Blackamerican Muslims in the contemporary American religious scene." --The Virginia Quarterly Review
  • ''...sets forth a vision of Islam that is at once holistic and pragmatic: a source of inner strength, a builder of human character, and a bridge to salvation. This book is required reading for anyone who has ever pondered how the long span of Muslim history connects to the Blackamerican stake in an ongoing and enabling Islamic identity."--Bruce Lawrence, author of New Faiths, Old Fears: Muslims and Other Asian Immigrants in American Religious Life
  • "A must read for anyone interested in an important and challenging interpretation of Islam and African Americans."--James H. Cone, author of Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare
  • ''...presents a dazzling challenge to the white elitism of American society and the immigrant elitism of Western Islam. Terrific!"--Jane I. Smith, author of Islam in America
  • ''...makes a highly significant contribution to the literature on Islam in American and the study of religion, history, and Black Americans. It gives us a rare and nuanced analysis of the spread of Islam amongst indigenous Americans and explores the ideological complexity and tensions of recent transformations of American Muslim society. This book should become a standard for classroom use in the courses on Islam in America and is broadly of interest in fields of religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and American history." --Contemporary Islam