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The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology
     

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

by Katie G. Cannon (Editor), Anthony B. Pinn (Editor)
 

Named an Honor Book for Nonfiction by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

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

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Named an Honor Book for Nonfiction by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

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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From the Publisher
"Cannon and Pinn have assembled a who's who of contemporary African-American theology in a substantial volume, tracing its themes, debates, and future prospects. A wonderful resource to dip into or read straight through."—Christian Century

"In this monumental collection, Cannon (Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education) and Pinn (Rice Univ.) provide an assessment of the current state of African American theology, looking at it from an interdisciplinary and multi-faith perspective... Because of the breadth of the topics and the quality of the essays, this volume is destined to be a classic work in the field... Essential." —CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199755653
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
1,082,096
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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