The Holy Piby: The Black Man's Bible (Paperback)
The Holy Piby is an early 20th century prophetic vision and theological treatise intended to unite Diasporic Blacks in a holy union of prosperity and hope. Written by Robert Athlyi Rogers in 1924 The Holy Piby is the first of three foundational religious texts adopted by the Rastafarian faithful. This edition by scholar and theologian W. Gabriel Selassie I, is the first and only comprehensive book that provides a full analysis of the mission and sermon of Robert Athlyi Rogers and his Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly.
About the Author
Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I is the Ralph Bunche Professor of Comparative Religion, African American Studies, and U.S. History. Dr. Selassie I earned a doctorate in history from the Claremont Graduate School. He studied under Robert Hill, the foremost scholar of Marcus Garvey at UCLA. He continued his education in theology at the University of Notre Dame and African politics at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. He has written extensively on the early books of Rastafari religion including an analysis of The Promised Key by Leonard Percival Howell aka G.G. Maragh.