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Conclusion

Jacob S. Dorman

in Chosen People

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780195301403
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979035 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0007
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This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of the decline of American Black Israelite movements. It then summarizes the main arguments of the book. It considers the concept of “polyculturalism,” which is a better term than “syncretism” for describing the process by which African Americans have created new religions in the twentieth century.

Keywords: Black Jews; Black Israelites; religious movements; polyculturalism; African Americans

Chapter.  2245 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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