Traces missionary activities in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America to reveal previously overlooked elements of African Atlantic religion and offer fresh perspectives on well-known historical figures. . .and events like the American Revolution. . . . An important addition to our understanding of Afro-Christianity in the British Atlantic world in the eighteenth century.
--Journal of the American Academy of Religion
A powerful reminder of just how much Africans and African Americans in the English-speaking world engaged with Christianity before the nineteenth century.
--Journal of Southern Religion
A succinct synthesis of the last twenty-five years of scholarship on black Atlantic religion from the early Atlantic slave trade to 1800.
--Journal of Southern History
An important contribution to the scholarly literature on Afro-Christianity in the Atlantic world. . . . Demonstrat[es] the presence and vitality of a transatlantic Afro-Protestant community, one shaped by and in opposition to the violent system of Atlantic slavery.
--William and Mary Quarterly
Offers a fresh perspective on the growth of black Protestantism and the Great Awakening. . . . Catron’s description of Atlantic African culture and his inter-denominational lens are essential for telling a new and important story about eighteenth-century Atlantic religions and the expansion of black Christianity.
--Journal of Ecclesiastical History