Wesleyan Identity in Black Methodist Perspective: A Historical and Constructive Theological Conversation
Dennis C. Dickerson
Abstract: This article presents the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, describes its contribution to and involvement in the civil right movement in the US in the fiftieth and sixtieth of the 20th century, and introduces to the respective bibliography and discussion among social scientists and historians.
Key words: American Methodism; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Colored Methodist Episcopal Church; Civil right movement.
Resumo: Este artigo apresenta a história da Igreja Metodista Episcopal Africana, da Igreja Metodista Episcopal Africana Sião e da Igreja Metodista Episcopal de Pessoas de Cor, descreve a sua contribuição para e seu envolvimento no movimento de direitos civis nos EUA nas décadas cinquenta e sessenta do século 20, e introduz à respectiva bibliografia e discussão entre cientistas sociais e historiadores.
Palavras-chave: Metodismo americano; Igreja Metodista Episcopal Africana; Igreja Metodista Episcopal Africana Sião; Igreja Metodista Episcopal de Pessoas de Cor; Movimento dos direitos civis.
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