The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

Overview

African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this ...

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Overview

African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this Oxford Handbook examines the nature, structures, and functions of African American Theology. The volume surveys the field by highlighting its sources, doctrines, internal debates, current challenges, and future prospects in order to present key topics related to the wider palette of Black Religion in a sustained scholarly format. This formative collection presents current scholarship on African American Theology and scripture, eschatology, Christology, womanist theology, sexuality, ontology, the global economy, and much more. The contributors represent a diverse set of faith perspectives, adding to the layered discourses within the volume. These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199755653
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2014
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 980,023
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Katie G. Cannon is Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education.

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Anthony B. Pinn and Katie G. Cannon

Section One: Sources

Chapter One - African American History and African American Theology - Stephen C. Finley

Chapter Two - Reading and Using Scripture in the African American Tradition - Allen Callahan

Chapter Three - African American Religious Experience - M. Shawn Copeland

Chapter Four - The African American Christian Tradition - Sylvester Johnson

Chapter Five - Culture/Cultural Production and African American Theology - Clarence E. Hardy, III

Chapter Six - Reason in African American Theology - Terrence L. Johnson

Chapter Seven - Theoretical Commitments in African American Theology - Edward P. Antonio

Chapter Eight - Methodologies in African American Theology - Frederick L. Ware

Section Two: Doctrines

Chapter Nine - Doctrine of God in African American Theology - Keri Day

Chapter Ten - Christology in African American Theology - Diane L. Hayes

Chapter Eleven - Holy Spirit in African American Theology - James H. Evans, Jr.

Chapter Twelve - Humanity in African American Theology - J. Cameron Carter

Chapter Thirteen - World/Creation in African American Theology - Torin Alexander

Chapter Fourteen - Liberation in African American Theology - Juan Floyd-Thomas

Chapter Fifteen - Evil and Sin in African American Theology - Larry Murphy

Chapter Sixteen - Church in African American Theology - R. Drew Smith

Chapter Seventeen - Eschatology in African American Theology - Derek S. Hicks

Chapter Eighteen - Heaven and Hell in African American Theology - Eboni Marshall Turman

Section Three: Internal Debates

Chapter Nineteen - Womanist Theology as Corrective to African American Theology - Cheryl Kirk-Duggan

Chapter Twenty - Humanism in African American Theology - Anthony B. Pinn

Chapter Twenty-One - Audiences of Accountability in African American Theology - Dennis W. Wiley

Chapter Twenty-Two - Embodiment in African American Theology - Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Chapter Twenty-Three - Pedagogical Praxis in African American Theology - Katie G. Cannon

Chapter Twenty-Four - Religious Pluralism and African American Theology - Dianne Diakite

Chapter Twenty-Five - Sexuality in African American Theology - Horace Griffin

Section Four: Ongoing Challenges

Chapter Twenty-Six - The Problem of History in African American Theology - Lewis R. Gordon

Chapter Twenty-Seven - Social Theory and African American Theology - Corey D. B. Walker

Chapter Twenty-Eight - Black Ontology and Theology - Victor Anderson

Chapter Twenty-Nine - African American Theology and the Global Economy - Anthony G. Reddie

Chapter Thirty - African American Theology and the American Hemisphere - Josef Sorett

Chapter Thirty-One - The African in African American Theology - Peter J. Paris

Section Five: Prospects for the Future

Chapter Thirty-Two - Prosperity Gospel and African American Theology - Jonathan L. Walton

Chapter Thirty-Three - African American Theology and the Public Imaginary - Willie Jennings

Chapter Thirty-Four - Cultural Boundaries and African American Theology - Emilie M. Townes

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