Deep Roots

The African/Black Contribution To Christianity

by Michael C. Burton



Book Details

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Publication Date : 11/14/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781440103230

About the Book

Deep Roots: The African/Black Contribution To Christianity examines the contributions of African/black people to the formation of Christianity. Through a thorough and exhaustive study, Deep Roots details those who possessed African/Black ancestry in the Bible and in the early church as well as taking a look at the spread of Christianity through Africa. Deep Roots looks at the contribution of the early black church and how it helped to shape Christianity today. Review questions are provided at the end of each chapter in an effort for this book to be used for personal study or group study. "In a fresh and skillful manner Deep Roots portrays African/Black religious history from Biblical times to the present. In a clear, decisive and historical manner Michael Burton refutes the myths that "Christianity is the White Man's religion: as well as rebuking the supposed "curse of Ham." Michael Burton, in an easy to read manner, documents parts of history that have not been emphasized, such as the African early church fathers, the three African Popes as well as the development of the major Black denominations in America, from their historical, sociological and political roots to their present maturity. Deep Roots is a valuable book for scholars, ministers, seminarians, Sunday School teachers and students interested in the development, growth and contribution of black religion in America." Dr. Albert P. Rowe Calvary Baptist Church Paterson, New Jersey

About the Author

Rev. Michael Burton, M. Div. is the Senior Pastor of the Lebanon Baptist Church in Westwood, New Jersey. He is the author of articles in Christianity Today, Theology Today and is a features writer for The National Baptist Voice.