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Title: Malcolm X and Christianity
Authors: FATHIE BIN ALI ABDAT
Keywords: Malcolm, X, Christianity, Black, Muslims, America
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2009
Source: FATHIE BIN ALI ABDAT (2009-01-07). Malcolm X and Christianity. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis examines the religious and racial beliefs of Malcolm X, a controversial African-American activist in the 1950s and 1960s who sought to uplift black Americans in racist America. I suggest that Malcolm Xb s beliefs be studied essentially through a religious framework. As an intellectual theologian of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm proposed that the elevation of black Americans could only be achieved through the divine message of Elijah Muhammad, the prophet of Allah in twentieth century black urban America. Malcolmb s aim constituted not so much wrestling legislative rights from white America as to the creation of a black Islamic theocratic state. This project entailed the divorce of black Americans from Christianity. By corollary, Malcolmb s long-term legacy rested on de-Christianizing black America as illustrated by present day black Americansb experimentation with alternative faiths like Islam, Santeria and Voodoo.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16605
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