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E Pluribus Unum: Drew Ali’s Democratic Theology

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter grounds Noble Drew Ali's understandings of pluralism and democracy in the political and social scene of 1920s Chicago. Expanding on Ali's understanding of American democracy, this ... More


Introduction: “To Be Law-Abiders and Good Citizens”: Drew Ali’s “Divine and National Movement”

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Noble Drew Ali preached a distinctive theory of "nationality," telling his followers that rather than "negro, black, or colored," they were actually Moorish. Recognition of this true identity would ... More


The FBI and the Moorish Science Temple of America, 1926–1960

Sylvester A. Johnson

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains how the FBI’s interaction with Muslims predates 9/11 by many decades, going back to the early history of the FBI. It examines the FBI's efforts to surveil and infiltrate the ... More


The All-Seeing Eye: Display and Surveillance

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Aliite engagement with surveillance, from public performances of Aliite nationality through garb and parades to Aliite responses to the constant accusation that such performance ... More


Annuit Cœptis: Recognition, Authority, and Law

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Aliite engagement with recognized sources of state authority and the ways Aliites court favor by claiming—and offering evidence of—past recognition by the state, from the ... More


The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Spencer Dew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Noble Drew Ali, leader of the Moorish Science Temple of America movement in the early twentieth-century, taught that "citizenship is salvation." This book examines the legacy of Ali's thoughts on ... More


Scripturalizing Religion and Ethnicity: The Circle Seven Koran

Sylvester A. Johnson

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the Circle Seven Koran, which the Moorish Science Temple of America understands as sacred scripture, and its role in shaping a Black ethnic identity for Moorish Americans. The ... More


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