Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective

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Orbis Books, 1999 - Religion - 162 pages
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Part One determines why sexuality has become a "taboo" issue for the Black church and community. Douglas examines the function of sexuality in White culture and the denigration and exploitation of Black sexuality through a discussion of White cultural myths, stereotypes, laws and customs concerning Black women and men. Part Two studies how Blacks have responded to sexual myths and stereotypes by retreating into silence on the subject of sexuality. In this section, Douglas discusses the function and role of sexuality in the Black church and community, homophobia/heterosexuality and how Black sexuality is portrayed in Black fictional literature. Finally, she explores the importance of sexuality and sexual discourse to the Christian theological mandate and to Black churches.

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User Review  - Joe T. - Goodreads

With a surgeons percussion Douglas dissects things such as whiteness, the historic nature of white cultures exploitation of Black sexuality,Sarah Bartman and historical stereotypes of black men and ... Read full review

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Provocative & challenging! A must read. Read full review

Contents

A PAWN OF WHITE CULTURE
11
PART 2
61
HOMOPHOBIA AND HETEROSEXISM
4
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Kelly Brown Douglas is associate professor of theology at Howard University Divinity School. An Episcopal priest, she is the author of The Black Christ and has published many articles.

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