African Americans and the Christian Churches: 1619-1860 (Neale Jones)

African Americans and the Christian Churches: 1619-1860 (Neale Jones)

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Essential History

Based on a lifetime of study and research, Lawrence Jones writes a comprehensive and compelling discourse on the emergence of African American Christianity in America from 1619-1860. 

African Americans and the Christian Churches explores the strategies white church people devised to accommodate Jesus’ mandate to teach the gospel to the entire world, while preserving structures that continued dominance and power. Jones examines the responses African religious institutions made to the gospel in a society not of their own making.

About the Author

Lawrence Neale Jones (1921-2009) was dean emeritus of Howard University Divinity School and former dean of students, dean of faculty, and acting president of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He held degrees from the University of Chicago, the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, and Yale University. Jones was an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN 978-0-8298-1752-2