“An Uncommon Faith” by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Updated: Jun 1

Please purchase and read/listen to “An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion” by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).



The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation's Reading for Understanding monthly virtual book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


After reading “Begin Again” alongside James Baldwin’s “Notes of a Native Son,” I’m curious to know Dr. Glaude’s take on African American Religion.

– Randee, Reading for Understanding Workgroup


“With An Uncommon Faith Eddie S. Glaude Jr. makes explicit his pragmatic approach to the study of African American religion. He insists that scholars take seriously what he calls black religious attitudes, that is, enduring and deep-seated dispositions tied to a transformative ideal that compel individuals to be otherwise--no matter the risk. This claim emerges as Glaude puts forward a rather idiosyncratic view of what the phrase "African American religion" offers within the context of a critically pragmatic approach to writing African American religious history.”

Source: https://bookshop.org/books/uncommon-faith-a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-study-of-african-american-religion/9780820354170




Purchase the book from Community Book Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Each month we are celebrating a black-owned bookstore. Please consider supporting Community Book Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, https://readcbc.com

Purchase: https://bookshop.org/books/uncommon-faith-a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-study-of-african-american-religion/9780820354170


Please purchase and read/listen to “An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion” by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and a one question quiz to access the meeting credentials preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small virtual discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern United States.


Support black-owned bookstores.


Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Visit https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a store in your area or shop directly from https://aalbc.com.


“African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.”

Source: AALBC.com


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series and join our Finding Your Voice Program.


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