Sylvester Johnson

Sylvester Johnson is professor in the Department of Religion and Culture and director of the Center for Humanities at Virginia Tech University. Johnson is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Africana Religions. He has authored two books: African American Religions, 1500–2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).

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