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A Fire in the Bones Paperback – December 19, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0807009338 ISBN-10: 0807009334

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (December 19, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807009334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807009338
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A Fire in the Bones is more than a history of black Christians: it is the compelling story of the ways in which black folk have turned to Christianity to describe their history and plight in America and to project their vision of redemption to the greater nation . . . A must read.' --Craig Steven Wilder, New York Newsday

'A major contribution . . . Beautifully narrated.' --Rembert Weakland, The New York Times Book Review

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Albert Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University, is also author of Slave Religion.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helen Daniels on October 17, 2013
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The journey of how African slaves embraced the Bible on their journey tfrom slavery to freedom in America was well documented.
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