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The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Edith Bruder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long ... More


“Equivalent to Israelism”: Inheritance, Freemasonry, and the Ancient Israelites

Dorman Jacob S.

in Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195301403
eISBN:
9780199979035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the narratives that circulated ideas of the ancient Israelites in the world that Bishop William S. Crowdy and others inherited. It considers the history of interaction between ... More


“Our Only Hope, Our Only Salvation as a Race”: Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, Ethiopianism, and African American Settlers in Ethiopia

Dorman Jacob S.

in Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195301403
eISBN:
9780199979035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The interwar era produced some forms of Black Israelite religion that incorporated rituals that can be called Judaic, in that they were modeled on contemporary Judaism, and not simply Hebraic, in the ... More


City Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the social history of Philadelphia's religious landscape, where as late as the 1800s Africans were observed singing “in their own tongue.” This chapter also examines the rise of ... More


Jews of Color: Performing Black Jewishness through the Creative Use of Two Ethnolinguistic Repertoires

Sarah Bunin Benor

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The United States is home to a growing number of Jews of Color. This chapter offers an introductory look at the diverse options for self-presentation among Black Jews, focusing on language. I analyze ... More


“We Are Israelites but Not Jews”: Orientalism and Israelism in the Holiness-Pentecostal Movement

Dorman Jacob S.

in Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195301403
eISBN:
9780199979035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter proposes three major revisions in the narratives that both practitioners and scholars have told about the origins of Black Jews and Judaism. First, rather than narratives of the ... More


Conclusion

Jacob S. Dorman

in Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195301403
eISBN:
9780199979035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of the decline of American Black Israelite movements. It then summarizes the main arguments of the book. It considers the concept of ... More


Making Darkness Visible: The Colors of Subjection in Medieval English Psalter Illuminations

Lindsay Kaplan

in Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190678241
eISBN:
9780190920364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678241.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how figural inferiority shapes visual representations of Passion scenes in which dark-skinned Jews attack Jesus. These portrayals emerge in a period when accounts of the ... More


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