African American Religious Thought: An Anthology / Edition 1

African American Religious Thought: An Anthology / Edition 1

by Cornel West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664224598

ISBN-13: 9780664224592

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on

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Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664224592
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
1080
Sales rank:
1,406,725
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards New Visions and New Approaches in African American Religious Studies
Pt. 1Prehistory of African American Religious Studies
1Of the Faith of the Fathers3
2Origins of the Church14
3The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death29
Love49
4The Negro Church and Assimilation62
Pt. 2Theorizing African American Religion
5American Africans in Conflict: Alienation in an Insecure Culture77
6Authority, Alienation, and Social Death99
7The Racial Factor in the Shaping of Religion in America156
8The Black Church: A Gender Perspective187
9The Central Themes of American Religious History: Pluralism, Puritanism, and the Encounter of Black and White209
10Assessment and New Departures for a Study of Black Religion in the United States of America221
Pt. 3Slavery and a Black Religious Imagination
11Death of the Gods239
12The Christian Tradition285
Black Conversion and White Sensibility291
Religious Foundations of the Black Nation301
13Exodus309
14Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public338
15"Doers of the Word": Theorizing African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the Antebellum North366
Pt. 4Black Destiny and the End of the Nineteenth Century
16"Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Forth Her Hands": Black Destiny in Nineteenth-Century America397
17The Making of a Church with the Soul of a Nation, 1880-1889414
18Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom435
Pt. 5The Interwar Period: Migration, Urbanization, and Black Religious Diversity
19Racial Christianity477
20Religious Diversification during the Era of Advanced Industrial Capitalism495
21Chosen Peoples of the Metropolis: Black Muslims, Black Jews, and Others534
22Religious Ethos of the UNIA550
23Marcus Garvey, Father Divine, and the Gender Politics of Race Difference and Race Neutrality572
24Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace605
25The Black Roots of Pentecostalism616
26"Together and in Harness": Women's Traditions in the Sanctified Church629
27Reverend George Washington Woodbey: Early Twentieth-Century California Black Socialist651
Pt. 6Black Religion and the 1960s
28From The Luminous Darkness679
29Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel696
30The Religion of Black Power715
31Integrationism and Nationalism in African-American Intellectual History746
Pt. 7Black Theology and Its Critics
32A Sense of Urgency765
33Black Spirituals: A Theological Interpretation775
34Slave Theology in the "Invisible Institution"790
35Black Theology and the Black Woman831
36Divine Racism: The Unacknowledged Threshold Issue for Black Theology849
James Cone: God, Champion of the Oppressed854
37Black Theology and Marxist Thought874
38Ontological Blackness in Theology893
Pt. 8African American Religion and Cultural Criticism
39Jesse Jackson and the Symbolic Politics of Black Christendom921
40The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism942
41Rethinking Vernacular Culture: Black Religion and Race Records in the 1920s and 1930s978
42Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Black Church and Community996
43For Rent, "Cabin in the Sky": Race, Religion, and Representational Quagmires in American Film1019
44The Prophetic Tradition in Afro-America1037
Permissions Acknowledgments1051

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