The Social Teaching of the Black Churches

The Social Teaching of the Black Churches

by Peter J. Paris (Editor)

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In African American culture, the church is instrumental in establishing and maintaining social order. Professor Paris shows that a study of black church teachings reveals black social ethics. These ethics aren't "abstract moral principles, but sociopolitical quests for liberation and freedom."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800618056
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 01/01/1985
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 801,327
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Peter J. Paris is Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor of Social Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents



1. A Surrogate World

Black Religious Scholarship

The Quest for Independence

The Black Christian Tradition as Prophetic Principle

Implications of the Principle for Morality, Religion, and Politics

2. Autonomy in Dilemma

The National Dilemma

The Ecclesiastical Dilemma

3. Moral Agency in Conflict

Person-Society Relationship

The Moral Realm

Education, Economics, Civil Rights

Moral Conflict

4. Political Wisdom in Deficiency

Freedom, Independence, and Racial Justice

The Lack of Political Wisdom

The Black Churches' Implied Sociology

The Black Churches and their Alliances

5. Embodiments of Communal Power

Independence as the Condition for Freedom

The Nature of Power in the Black Churches

Communal Power and Black Power





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