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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani I Historical and Theoretical Perspectives 36 1 Communities of Believers: Exploring African Immigrant Religion in the United States 37 Jacob K. Olupona 2 African Immigrant Churches in the United States and the Study of Black Church History 65 David D. Daniels 3 The Andrew Syndrome: Models in Understanding Nigerian Diaspora 85 Ogbu Kalu II Reverse Mission: Faith, Practice and the Immigrant Journey 121 4 Non-Western Christianity in the Western World: African Immigrant Churches in the Diaspora 122 Akintunde Akinade 5 Portable Faith: the Global Mission of African Initiated Churches 141 Elias Bongmba III Gender, Ethnicity and Identity 182 6 Gender, Identity and Power in African Immigrant Evangelical Churches 183 Regina Gemignani 7 Gender and Change in an African Immigrant Church: An Anthropologist and a (Former) Prophetess Reflect 220 Deidre Crumbley and Gloria Malake Cline-Smythe 8 West African Muslims in America: When are Muslims not Muslims? 255 Linda Beck 9 African Religious Beliefs and Practices in Diaspora: An Ethnographic Observation of Activities at an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church in Los Angeles 291 Worku Nida IV Civic Engagement and Political Incorporation 320 10 Transnationalism, Religion and the African Diaspora in Canada: an Examination of Ghanians and Ghanian Churches 321 Wisdom Tettey 11 Singing the Lord¿s Song in a Foreign Land: Spirituality, Communality and Identity in a Ghanian Immigrant Congregation 365 Moses Biney 12 African Immigrant Churches and the New Christian Right 394 Mojubaolu Okme 13 African Muslims in the United States: The Nigerian Case 432 Yushau Sodiq 14 Conclusion 458 Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani Contributor Biographies 471 Index 000
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African Americans -- Religion.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects.