We Have Been Believers

We Have Been Believers

by James H. Jr. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800626729

ISBN-13: 9780800626723

Pub. Date: 03/01/1993

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

In this, the first full-scale black systematic theology in twenty years, James Evans emerges as a major and distinctive voice in American theology.

Seeking to overcome the chasm between church practice and theological reflection, Evans situates theology squarely in the nexus of faith with freedom. There, with a sure touch, he uplifts revelatory aspects of black

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In this, the first full-scale black systematic theology in twenty years, James Evans emerges as a major and distinctive voice in American theology.

Seeking to overcome the chasm between church practice and theological reflection, Evans situates theology squarely in the nexus of faith with freedom. There, with a sure touch, he uplifts revelatory aspects of black religious experience that reanimate classical areas of theology, and he creates a theology with a heart, a soul and a voice that speaks directly to our condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800626723
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Revelation and Liberation11
The Meaning of Revelation13
The Meaning of Liberation15
Two Aspects of African-American Religion18
Narrative and African-American Theological Discourse24
Narrative and Method in African-American Theology27
2The Bible: A Text for Outsiders33
The Bible and Slavery35
The Bible and Liberation40
Dismembering the Text: Remembering the Story45
Biblical Foundations for Black Theology51
3The Ungiven God53
The Problem of God in African-American Experience54
The Idea of God58
The Concept of God62
God, Freedom, and Impartiality67
God, Love, and Partisanship69
God, Personhood, and Creativity71
4Jesus Christ: Liberator and Mediator77
The "Figura" of Christ in African-American Experience77
Jesus and the Disinherited83
The Development of Christology in Black Theology85
Conclusion92
5On Being Black99
The Problem of Humanity in African-American Experience100
Racism and the Christian Understanding of Humanity104
The Doctrine of Humanity in Black Theology107
Three Dimensions of Human Existence113
6The Community of Faith and the Spirit of Freedom119
The Problem of Community in African-American Religious Experience119
The Church in Black Theology128
Toward an African-American Ecclesiology134
7The Last Shall Be First141
History and Hope in African-American Experience142
Eschatology in Black Theology147
History, Hope, and Freedom152
Notes155
Index173

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