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Creative Exchange

Author : Victor Anderson
ISBN : 9780800662554
Genre : Religion
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* A serious look at the larger cultural, theological, and philosophical issues that face black religion today * A new way of evaluating slave narratives, suffering, and the role of the churches

Plantations And Death Camps

Author : Beverly Eileen Mitchell
ISBN : 9781451404326
Genre : Religion
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Historical theologian Beverly Mitchell probes some of the most egregious assaults on humans in the modern era to divine not only the root of racial and ethnic oppressions but also the unassailable heart of human dignity revealed in that suffering. Mitchells work looks at the parallel oppressions that were visited upon African Americans in the slave era and upon Jews in the Nazi era. Mitchell finds a deeper commonality is the underlying religious and ideological justifications for their oppressions and the underlying, dynamic theological features of each.

Making A Way Out Of No Way

Author : Monica A. Coleman
ISBN : 9780800662936
Genre : Religion
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* A womanist theology of change * Integrates postmodern thought, womanist theology, and process philosophy

Enfleshing Freedom

Author : Mary Shawn Copeland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124117180
Genre : Religion
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* Harvests insights of black women's historical experience for theology * Rethinks what it means to be human in light of African American experience

Pragmatic Theology

Author : Victor Anderson
ISBN : 0791436381
Genre : Philosophy
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Argues that while contemporary American philosophies and philosophers of religion are proclaiming the end of theology, a neopragmatism has arrived to fill the void in meaning and moral fulfillment to which theology once supplied answers.

The Oxford Handbook Of African American Theology

Author : Katie G. Cannon
ISBN : 9780199381081
Genre : Religion
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Named an Honor Book for Nonfiction by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this Oxford Handbook examines the nature, structures, and functions of African American Theology. The volume surveys the field by highlighting its sources, doctrines, internal debates, current challenges, and future prospects in order to present key topics related to the wider palette of Black Religion in a sustained scholarly format. This formative collection presents current scholarship on African American Theology and scripture, eschatology, Christology, womanist theology, sexuality, ontology, the global economy, and much more. The contributors represent a diverse set of faith perspectives, adding to the layered discourses within the volume. These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies.

The African American Religious Experience In America

Author : Anthony B. Pinn
ISBN : 0313325855
Genre : Religion
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Describes various forms of African American Christian and non-Christian religious experience, discussing the origins of a particular tradition, the nature of African American participation, and the general beliefs held by most adherents.

The Christian Imagination

Author : Willie James Jennings
ISBN : 9780300163087
Genre : Race
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Bipolar Faith

Author : Monica A. Coleman
ISBN : 9781506408606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Monica A. Coleman’s great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed for years. The rope was the violent instrument, but it was mental anguish that killed him. Now, in gripping fashion, Coleman examines the ways that the legacies of slavery, war, sharecropping, poverty, and alcoholism mask a family history of mental illness. Those same forces accompanied her into the black religious traditions and Christian ministry. All the while, she wrestled with her own bipolar disorder. Bipolar Faith is both a spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness. In this powerful book, Monica Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death. Citing serendipitous encounters with black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems, Coleman offers a rare account of how the modulated highs of bipolar II can lead to professional success, while hiding a depression that even her doctors rarely believed. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God.

Methodologies Of Black Theology

Author : Frederick L. Ware
ISBN : 9781556357367
Genre : Religion
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Frederick L. Ware provides a classification and criticism of methodological perspectives in the academic study, interpretation, and construction of black theology in the U.S. from 1969 to the present, and establishes and recognizes three different schools of academic black theology: The Black Hermeneutical School The Black Philosophical School The Human Sciences School Similarities and differences are delineated in the identification of each school's representative thinkers and their views on the tasks, content, sources, norm, method, and goals of black theology.

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