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Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
...Part Two · Scenes of Black Evangelical Spiritual Kinship in Practice This page intentionally left blank Prominently displayed at the top of the dbc website is a declaration that reads We hold the Bible to be the absolute, sole, and final authority in all matters relating to doctrine, practice...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
...More often than not, an institutional view of dbc relatedness foregrounds church brothers as the primary mediators of biblical knowledge and over- seers of church affairs. However, this overlooks an impor tant set of relation- ships and spiritual pro cesses that reinforces church fellowships: those...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... Part Two · Scenes of Black Evangelical Spiritual Kinship in Practice This page intentionally left blank Prominently displayed at the top of the dbc website is a declaration that reads We hold the Bible to be the absolute, sole, and final authority in all matters relating to doctrine, practice...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... and rituals of relationship rather than ethnicity and race, to be the most au then tic basis for their group identity. Although Afro- Caribbean and African American evangelicals of the cbc and dbc were lo- cated in almost exclusively black religious congregations and sited in an urban landscape associated...
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By Todne Thomas
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... of a black evangelical church association in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Set in two Afro- Caribbean and African American evangelical congregations named Dixon Bible Chapel (dbc) and Corinthian Bible Chapel (cbc), this proj ect examines church members spiritual definitions and enactments of family.1...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
...As spiritual kin, the Afro- Caribbean and African American evangelicals of cbc and dbc sanctified their relationships with a thick sociality fostered through everyday reciprocities of prayer and table fellowship. This everyday related- ness was located in a broader social field of relationships...
Book Chapter

By Todne Thomas
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... the formal par ameters of my fieldwork, I had hidden myself and my life circumstances from them. I assumed that the heteronormative religious culture of the cbc and dbc com- munities would necessarily mean they would frown on my decision to get a divorce. Even though I was writing a book that examined...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... Part One · Contextualizing the Social Dimensions of a Black Evangelical Religious Movement This page intentionally left blank 1On Godly Family and Family Roots Creating Kinship Worlds During a Thursday- evening Bible study in mid- May 2008, the congregants of Dixon Bible Chapel (dbc...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
...Part One · Contextualizing the Social Dimensions of a Black Evangelical Religious Movement This page intentionally left blank 1On Godly Family and Family Roots Creating Kinship Worlds During a Thursday- evening Bible study in mid- May 2008, the congregants of Dixon Bible Chapel (dbc...
Book Chapter

By Todne Thomas
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... Although cbc and dbc evangelicals have historical and genealogical connec- tions to black Bible camps and schools that were established by fundamentalists from the early to mid- twentieth century and Plymouth Brethrenism which propagated a predispensational millennialism that was foundational to funda...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013129-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
... Flowers s and dbc church members critical habita- tion of southern and US religious landscapes. Yet this narration is a complicated task for three key reasons. First, one result of the anti- denominational character of Brethrenism has often been a paucity of orga nizational rec ords (Akenson 2018...
Book Chapter

By Todne Thomas
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 19 March 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1312-9
..., Sheffield, and Thomas ancestors. To my brother, Tim Thomas, it is a sheer delight to watch you grow and evolve. To my niece Madi- son Thomas, you are love, and you are loved. To the members of the dbc and cbc communities, thank you for welcom- ing me into your communities and homes, for sharing your stories...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005681-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0568-1
..., Qwo- Li. D4Y DBC (Asegi Ayeti): Cherokee Two- Spirit Peoples Reimagining Nation. In Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature, ed. Qwo- Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen, 97 112. Tucson: University of Arizona Press...
Book Chapter

By Tiffany Lethabo King
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005681-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0568-1