Understanding the Nation of Islam: Toward a More Effective Evangelism

  title={Understanding the Nation of Islam: Toward a More Effective Evangelism},
  author={Steven Tsoukalas},
  journal={Missiology: An International Review},
  pages={449 - 464}
  • Steven Tsoukalas
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • History
  • Missiology: An International Review
Having its roots in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Black Nationalism, the Nation of Islam presents a theology/philosophy of its time. Its unique view of the origin of the Black and White races, Allah in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, and the destruction of the White race, apostates, and all those who do not embrace its savior gives each member of the Nation of Islam a sense of identity and purpose. Understanding the cultural context in which the anthropology and theology of… 
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