In this book, contributors argue that the Black Church must begin to address the significance of sexuality if it is to actually present liberation as a mode of existence that fully appreciates the body. The contributors argue that we not only have to look at the Black Church in this discussion, but also explore black Christianity in general.
About the Author
Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, and teaches courses on African-American religion, history of black religious thought, and black theology. He is the author of several books, including Why Lord? Suffering and Evil in Black Theology and Varieties of African American Religious Experience.
Dwight N. Hopkins is editor, with Linda Thomas, of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice series and is the author of Down, Up & Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology and Heart and Head: Black Theology Past, Present, and Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). He is associate professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Ethics Creature of Dust, Creature of Thought, Creature of Divinity - Katie Cannon No Body to Shame - Traci West Biblical Studies Constructing a Doctrine for the Ecclesia Militans - Michael Brown A Bump in the Road on a Dangerous Intersection - Abraham Smith African American Women and Queen Vashti - Allen Callahan Pastoral Studies The Spirit is Willing and the Flesh Is Too - Lee Butler Sexuality and Freedom - Rene Hill Toward a True Black Liberation Theology - Horace Griffin Theology Embracing Nimrod's Legacy - Anthony B. Pinn The Construction of the Black Male Body - Dwight N. Hopkins The Erotic in Biblical and Black Women's Literature - Karen Baker-Fletcher Musical Studies Salome's Veiled Dance and David's Full Monty - Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Black Spirituals, Eroticism and Religion - Arthur C. Jones Hermeneutics and Cultural Criticism Erotic Body Language in Black Church Worship - Riggins Earl Sexuality and Africentric Spirituality - Will Coleman My Brother My Sister - Victor Anderson Comparative Religions The Sarah Baarton Phenomenon - Linda E. Thomas Desiring Booty and Killing the Body - Edward Antonio Sociology of Religion Teaching the Body - Alton Pollard The Black Church and Homosexuality - Kelly Brown Douglas