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The Resource Take back what the devil stole : an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world, Onaje X. O. Woodbine

Take back what the devil stole : an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world, Onaje X. O. Woodbine

Label
Take back what the devil stole : an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world
Title
Take back what the devil stole
Title remainder
an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world
Statement of responsibility
Onaje X. O. Woodbine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Take Back What the Devil Stole examines the lived religion of an extraordinary African American woman (Ms. Donna Haskins) as she struggles to survive the streets of inner-city Boston through the use of astral flight, telepathy, speaking in tongues, fasting, and spirit possession. Drawing from a mixture of Christian and Afro-Caribbean indigenous sources, Donna transforms her one-bedroom apartment and Boston's violent street corners into portals to other dimensions of reality, which she believes exist outside the bounds of wealthy white male power structures and established religious institutions. While historians of religion have often dismissed such paranormal phenomena as astral flying and telepathy as insignificant for the study of religion, Woodbine argues that these phenomena are essential to understanding religion, especially as it is lived among marginalized communities of African descent. In particular, practitioners of African and Afro-Caribbean indigenous traditions often find no contradiction between their Christian beliefs and the manipulation of energy and spirits that often exists in African-based spiritual practices. In order to fully understand Donna's lived religion and the spiritual lives of many black women in the United States, exploring these overlooked paranormal phenomena is both essential and a novel contribution to religious studies. To that end, the book combines ethnography, social science, theology, and personal narrative in order to capture the "felt sense" of Donna's lived religion in a compelling way that will enable readers to understand how women, particularly black women, live their faith in ways that upend the racist and sexist narratives and institutions of the dominant culture"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Woodbine, Onaje X. O
Dewey number
  • 277.44/61083092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR128.A16
LC item number
W66 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haskins, Donna
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Afro-Caribbean cults
  • African American women
  • Religious biography
  • African American women
  • Africans
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Religious biography
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
Label
Take back what the devil stole : an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world, Onaje X. O. Woodbine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The devil had his way with me" -- "I really didn't want to give up my kid" -- "Am I ever going to be normal?" -- "Every time you leave, you take a piece of me with you" -- Incubus -- Seeds of evil -- Chrysalis -- Between worlds -- Treasures from heaven -- The devil is a liar -- What if you read your book to your sujbect(s)? or, on methodology
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780231197168
Lccn
2020032459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1184122471
  • (OCoLC)on1184122471
Label
Take back what the devil stole : an African American prophet's encounters in the spirit world, Onaje X. O. Woodbine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The devil had his way with me" -- "I really didn't want to give up my kid" -- "Am I ever going to be normal?" -- "Every time you leave, you take a piece of me with you" -- Incubus -- Seeds of evil -- Chrysalis -- Between worlds -- Treasures from heaven -- The devil is a liar -- What if you read your book to your sujbect(s)? or, on methodology
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780231197168
Lccn
2020032459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1184122471
  • (OCoLC)on1184122471

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