Loving The Body

Loving The Body

by Anthony B. Pinn
     
 

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African American identity is inundated with nations of sex faith and race. Yet the black church in America has failed to deal with one of the most visible sites of spiritually in African American religiosity. Why has the sensuality and eroticism of the black body, so evident in black culture and African American life, remained a taboo topic? Loving the Body builds on… See more details below

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African American identity is inundated with nations of sex faith and race. Yet the black church in America has failed to deal with one of the most visible sites of spiritually in African American religiosity. Why has the sensuality and eroticism of the black body, so evident in black culture and African American life, remained a taboo topic? Loving the Body builds on this query by bringing together diverse approaches to sexuality and religion in order to address this subject. Authors subsume Christian discourse within the broader conversations in both sacred and profane manifestations of the contentions over what it means to construct the eroticism of black materiality.

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"Loving the Body arrives with miraculous timing. By moving embodiment, pleasure and sexuality to the center of the discussion of black religious studies, the authors call for a new, more inclusive sexual revolution accompanied by a new, and more progressive spiritual revolution. These insightful and courageous essays provide provocative new perspectives on one of the most significant and significantly troubled partnerships in African American culture: sexuality and the Black Church. The essays provide a valuable critical framework for scholars and mainstream readers grappling with innovative ways to unite the body and the spirit."--Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and Women's Studies, Emory University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403976383
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,486,215
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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