Slave Religion By Albert Raboteau Analysis

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Slave religion is a book written by an American author Albert Raboteau. It was originally published twenty-five years ago and has been termed as the most informative piece of writing when it comes to telling the African American history and religion. The fact that Albert was an African American, gives the book authenticity and believability. He clearly brought out the sufferings endured by the black slaves from a religious point of view. The employs a unique and very precise tone when it comes to telling his story so that each and every reader may have the intended purpose of his piece. In this book, the author tries to respond to his past experiences. As a black slave, Albert had the best experience to narrate the ordeals. By writing, Albert…show more content…
Currently, the practice of slavery has reduced immensely. It was meant to make inferior communities or societies to submit to others. In some instances this was religion. Primarily, the book narrows down to Christian slavery. The master's point of view was that Christianity was spiritually beneficial to the slaves and a touch of western culture evoke happiness in them since they had not had had such an experience in Africa. The author's view of the "invisible institution" is quite interesting. He ridicules how the public churches were governed and the never-ending controversies that characterized them. In the churches, the African American slaves worshipped alongside the other minority groups and received many slaves who were not allowed to join the other secluded worshippers. At the end of civil war, the author notes that slavery was closely related and associated with Christianity and especially in the south. However, it is worth noting that the present day secular and religious clash also existed in those days too. This is evident due to the mere competition that was exhibited by the rhythms in blues and the worship

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