The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali (Class 200: New Studies in Religion) (Paperback)
In The Aliites, Spencer Dew traces the history and impact of Ali’s radical fusion of law and faith. Dew uncovers the influence of Ali’s teachings, including the many movements they inspired. As Dew shows, Ali’s teachings demonstrate an implicit yet critical component of the American approach to law: that it should express our highest ideals for society, even if it is rarely perfect in practice. Examining this robustly creative yet largely overlooked lineage of African American religious thought, Dew provides a window onto religion, race, citizenship, and law in America.
About the Author
— American Religion
— Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington
— Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University