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Book: Embodiment and Black Religion

Chapter: 2. Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head, this is God Body: The Body as a Site of Religious Expression in the Five Percenters

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27404


The second chapter, “Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head: This is God body,” suggests the body is central to, in, and for Five Percenters religion – given that Five Percenters consider the black body proof of God’s existence and central to gaining what is known in the movement as “knowledge of self”.

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