The Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

by Dwight N. Hopkins
     
 

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This volume discusses normative theological categories from a black perspective and argues that there is no major Christian doctrine on which black theology has not commented. Part One explores introductory questions such as: what have been the historical and social factors fostering a black theology, and what are some of the internal factors key to its growth? Part

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This volume discusses normative theological categories from a black perspective and argues that there is no major Christian doctrine on which black theology has not commented. Part One explores introductory questions such as: what have been the historical and social factors fostering a black theology, and what are some of the internal factors key to its growth? Part Two examines major doctrines which have been important for black theology in terms of clarifying key intellectual foci common to the study of religion. The final part discusses black theology as a world-wide development constituted by interdisciplinary approaches. The volume has an important role in bringing Christian thought into confrontation with one of the central challenges of modernity, namely the problem of race and racism. This Companion puts theological themes in conversation with issues of ethnicity, gender, social analysis, politics and class and is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume is a welcome addition to the Cambridge Companions to Religion, and one does not need to be black, or a theologian, or even a Christian, to find it of great interest."
David Geall, Reference Reviews

"The book is an essential resource for promoting awareness of Black theology as a global theology as well as facilitating dialogue between the several Black contextual theologies."
Black Theology

"Bringing together insights from theologians, ethicists, and clergy, editors Hopkins and Antonio explore the critical categories that comprise black theology ... the text is broad in scope and will be a wonderful addition to the libraries of students of religion, as well as any interested reader interested in grasping the normative subject matter and themes of black theology."
Religious Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107486737
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
553 KB

Meet the Author

Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published several books, which include Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion (2005), Heart and Head: Black Theology Past, Present, and Future (2002) and Global Voices for Gender Justice (2001, co-editor with Ramathate Dolamo and Ana Maria Tepedino).
Edward P. Antonio is the Harvey H. Potthoff Associate Professor of Theology and Social Theory, and Associate Dean of Diversities at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is editor of Inculturation and Postcolonial Discourse in African Theology (2006).

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