McMickle's Encyclopedia blends biography, story, and commentary on a host of prominent and lesser known people in African American religious history. With entries ranging from the abolitionist movement to Malcolm X and from Andrew Young to Ralph Abernathy, these concise, informative articles will guide young readers and experienced scholars alike through such comprehensive, wide-ranging topics as Kwanzaa, the civil rights movement, the Nation of Islam, and the growth and development of the major historically black denominations.
"An ambitious new work examines the religious struggles and contributions of African Americans." David Briggs, Los Angeles Times
"This book is recommended for academic collections and church libraries concerned with cultural diversity of worshiping God." Rebecca Cress-Ingebo, academic librarian, Christian Library Journal
Marvin A. McMickle, DMin, PhD is currently Interim Regional Executive Minister of The Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches USA. He was Interim Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he previously served as senior pastor for nearly twenty-five years. He has also served as past president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. No stranger to academia, McMickle previously served as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary and in 2009, spent a semester as a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. He also taught at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Princeton, and Fordham universities. A prolific author, McMickle, has more than a dozen books to his credit, including resources on preaching, ministry, and African American history
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