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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975

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Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group. But the movement was also a religious one. Edward E. Curtis IV offers the first comprehensive examination of the rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives of the Nation of Islam, showing how the movement combi ...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by University of North Carolina Press
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Gene Mayes
Oct 22, 2011 Gene Mayes rated it really liked it
Really interesting book. A sympathetic examination of the Nation of Islam as a religious movement. It doesn't cover the revived NOI--my whole (long) interest in the Nation arose from the strong presence of Farrakhan's Nation in Norfolk and my neighborhood. My family used to buy the Final Call and bean pies and incense from them--idle curiosity, I guess, and not really agreeing with them (Farrakhan has said some pretty repugnant things and is buds with Qaddafi), of course. This book is interestin ...more
David
Oct 27, 2007 David rated it really liked it
This is the best book ever written on the Nation of Islam in America. Curtis uses religious studies methods drawn from ritual studies and practice theory combined with extensive ethnographic and archival research.
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