Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue / Edition 2

Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue / Edition 2

by Dwight N. Hopkins
     
 

Drawing on slave narratives found in forty-one volumes of interviews and one hundred autobiographies by former slaves, these contributors explore how enslaved African Americans received the often oppressive faith of their masters but transformed it into a gospel of liberation. This classic work demonstrates how an authentic black theology of liberation today must

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Drawing on slave narratives found in forty-one volumes of interviews and one hundred autobiographies by former slaves, these contributors explore how enslaved African Americans received the often oppressive faith of their masters but transformed it into a gospel of liberation. This classic work demonstrates how an authentic black theology of liberation today must listen to the divine spirit that once fed and continues to feed the black religious experience. This second edition includes three additional provocative essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664225216
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Slave Theology in the "Invisible Institution"1
2The Slave Narratives as a Source of Black Theological Discourse: The Spirit and Eschatology33
3"Coming through 'Ligion'": Metaphor in Non-Christian and Christian Experiences with the Spirit(s) in African American Slave Narratives47
4Liberation Ethics in the Ex-Slave Interviews73
5Slave Narratives, Black Theology of Liberation (USA), and the Future97
6By Perseverance and Unwearied Industry107
7Godforsakenness in African American Spirituals131
8"Wading through Many Sorrows": Toward a Theology of Suffering in Womanist Perspective157
Notes173
Contributors199
Index201

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