Canaan Land: A Religious History Of African Americans

by Albert J. Raboteau. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Written by a professor at Princeton University, this resource combines narrative, facts, and data to unpack the richness of the African American tradition.


chronology, African tribal customs, development of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African American religious tradition

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and congregants


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Trace the history of African American religious tradition by using this resource as an introduction.
  • Celebrate the African tradition by drawing stories from this book and sharing them as a sermon illustration.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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