Gaining One’s Definition: The (De)Christianization of Malcolm X’s Life and Legacy

@article{FloydThomas2015GainingOD,
  title={Gaining One’s Definition: The (De)Christianization of Malcolm X’s Life and Legacy},
  author={Juan Marcial Floyd-Thomas},
  journal={Journal of Africana Religions},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={44 - 61}
}
  • J. Floyd-Thomas
  • Published 8 January 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Africana Religions
Since his untimely death fifty years ago, there has been considerable cognitive dissonance surrounding Malcolm X in the collective consciousness. This tension is fueled by the way Malcolm X’s life and legacy has been refracted through the prism of Christocentric analytic frameworks. A critical question is what corrective measures can be taken within Malcolm X studies to compensate for such methodological and theoretical biases and enable us to better understand his religious worldview within… 
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