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Hope In The Holler

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For more than three hundred years, black women have embodied a theology of hope which has enabled them to overcome a history of abuse and violence. While a theology of hope has been widely discussed in twentieth centry theology, it was born in slavery long before Jurgen Moltmann introduced it to America in 1967. Even womanist notions of hope have not explored the theological character of hope in abused black women's narratives. A. Elaine Brown Crawford argues that hope is the theological construct that moves ...

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Overview

For more than three hundred years, black women have embodied a theology of hope which has enabled them to overcome a history of abuse and violence. While a theology of hope has been widely discussed in twentieth centry theology, it was born in slavery long before Jurgen Moltmann introduced it to America in 1967. Even womanist notions of hope have not explored the theological character of hope in abused black women's narratives. A. Elaine Brown Crawford argues that hope is the theological construct that moves black women beyond endurance and survival to transformation of their personal and communal realities. This book identifies and analyzes the theological vision of hope voiced within the narratives of enslaved, emancipated, and contemporary black women and brings that vision into discussion with contemporary womanist theologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664222543
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 1,434,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


A. Elaine Brown Crawford is Associate Pastor at Ben Hill United Methodist Church and Adjunct Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Christian Education at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: A Peculiar Hope xi
1 From Victim to Vessel: Context of the Holler 1
2 Managing Secrets with Our Pen 15
3 Prisoners of Hope 41
4 Hope in the Holler 67
5 Womanist Visions 90
Conclusion: Emergent Hope in Womanist Theology 109
Bibliography 119
Index 127
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