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“Our Religion and Superstition Was All Mixed Up”: Conjure, Christianity, and African American Supernatural Traditions

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the centrality of supernatural traditions of Conjure in the African American spirituality, presenting examples from various historical contexts. Conjure is a magical tradition ... More


Conclusion

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides the conclusion to this study of the relationship between African American religion and conjuring practices, discussing the origin and development of supernatural beliefs and ... More


Surrounded

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America, revised edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190065119
eISBN:
9780190065157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065119.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes Martin Luther King, Jr.’s religious environment. Twenty-one-year-old King characterized his religious environment as a “universe,” a socially constructed world that shaped his ... More


Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Richard N. Pitt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the unique aspects of the religious profession is the high percentage of those who claim to be “called by God” to do their work. This call is particularly important within African American ... More


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