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Albert J. Raboteau (born 1943) is an African American scholar of African and African American religions. Before Raboteau was born, his father was killed by a white man who was never convicted of the crime. His mother moved from the South where she was a teacher, and moved to find a better place for her children. She remarried to an African American priest. Raboteau's stepfather taught him Latin and Greek starting at five years old, and also helped him focus on church and education. He was accepted into college at the age of sixteen. He entered the Yale Graduate Program in Religious Studies, where he studied with American religious historian Sydney Ahlstrom and African American historian John Blassingame. Raboteau's dissertation, later revised and published as the book Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South, was published just as the black studies movement was gaining steam in the 1970s and in the wake of revolutionary scholarship on American slavery: Olli Alho's The Religion of Slaves (1976), Blassingame's Slave Community (1972) and Slave Testimony (1977), Eugene Genovese's Roll, Jordan, Roll (1974), and Lawrence Levine's Black Culture and Black Consciousness (1977).

In 1982 Princeton University hired Raboteau, first as a visiting professor and then as full-time faculty. He is currently (2009) Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion. His research and teaching focus on American Catholic history, African American religions, and religion and immigration issues. He chaired the Department of Religion (1987-1992) and also served as dean of the Graduate School (1992-1993). He received the Lifetime Service Award (Journey Award) in both 2005 and 2006. In 2005, he also received the special Achievement Award (Journey Award). He has subsequently converted to Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Total Books: 10
American Prophets Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice
Slave Religion The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South
Slave Religion The invisible Institution In The Antebellum South
A Sorrowful Joy
2002 - A Sorrowful Joy [Wit Lectures.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780809140930
ISBN-10: 0809140934
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Canaan Land A Religious History of African Americans
African-American Religion
1999 - African-american Religion [Religion in American Life] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195106800
ISBN-10: 0195106806
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

A Fire in the Bones
1996 - A Fire in the Bones (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807009338
ISBN-10: 0807009334
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

A Fire in the Bones Reflections on African-American Religious History
Slave Religion The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South
1980 - Slave Religion the Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South [Galaxy Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195027051
ISBN-10: 0195027051
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Slave Religion The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South