BLACK BODIES AND THE BLACK CHURCH A BLUES SLANT BLACK RELIGION WOMANIST THOUGHT SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Black Bodies And The Black Church

Author : Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN : 9781137091437
Genre : Religion
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Blues is absolutely vital to black theological reflection and to the black church's existence. In Black Bodies and the Black Church , author Kelly Douglas Brown develops a blues crossroad theology, which allows the black church to remain true to itself and relevant in black lives.
Category: Religion

Sexuality And The Black Church

Author : Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN : UOM:39015046011766
Genre : Religion
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This book tackles the "taboo" subject of sexuality that has long been avoided by the Black church and community. Douglas argues that this view of Black sexuality has interfered with constructive responses to the AIDS crisis and teenage pregnancies, fostered intolerance of sexual diversity, frustrated healthy male/female relationships, and rendered Black and womanist theologians silent on sexual issues.
Category: Religion

Their Own Receive Them Not

Author : Horace L. Griffin
ISBN : 9781608995950
Genre : Religion
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In Their Own Receive Them Not, Griffin provides a historical overview and critical analysis of the black church and its current engagement with lesbian and gay Christians, and shares ways in which black churches can learn to reach out and confront all types of oppression--not just race--in order to do the work of the black community.
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What S Faith Got To Do With It

Author : Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN : 1570756090
Genre : Religion
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This book was inspired by a challenge from one of Douglas's students: "How could you, a black woman, possibly be a Christian?" Reflection on the historical sins of Christians, particularly the role of white Christians in countenancing the lynching of African Americans, led her to broader questions: What is it about Christianity that could lend itself to racism and its violent abuses? What is it about Christianity that has allowed it to be both a bane and a blessing for black people? Douglas examines the various "distortions" in early Christianity--particularly the influence of platonic dualism, with its denigration of the body, and the alliance with imperial power. She shows how this later helped support white racism, just as it later fed homophobia and other distortions in the black church. Nevertheless, she ends by sharing an inspiring account of her own Christian faith, and why she is still a Christian.
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Beyond Slavery

Author : Jacqueline L. Hazelton
ISBN : 9780230113893
Genre : Religion
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This book looks at a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy.
Category: Religion

Loving The Body

Author : D. Hopkins
ISBN : 9781403980342
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, contributors argue that the Black Church must begin to address the significance of sexuality if it is to actually present liberation as a mode of existence that fully appreciates the body. The contributors argue that we not only have to look at the Black Church in this discussion, but also explore black Christianity in general.
Category: Social Science

Self Culture And Others In Womanist Practical Theology

Author : P. Sheppard
ISBN : 9780230118027
Genre : Social Science
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To illustrate the complexities of black women's experiences of self-identification and racial embodiment, Phillis Isabella Sheppard provides an account that engages both psychoanalytic theory and the role of religion and cultural objects in self-understanding.
Category: Social Science

Shamanism Racism And Hip Hop Culture

Author : James W. Perkinson
ISBN : 9781403979186
Genre : Political Science
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Shamanism, Racism and Hip Hop Culture is a groundbreaking collection of essays exploring the five hundred year history of white Christian hegemony that has so profoundly shaped American society. James W. Perkinson explores the idea that American identity and history are profoundly informed by an on-going interweaving of white entitlement and black disenfranchisement that constrains other forms of cultural struggle.
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The Black Christ

Author : Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN : UOM:39015026868268
Genre : Religion
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This compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community surveys the history of the Black Christ from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.
Category: Religion