Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective

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Orbis Books, 1999 - Social Science - 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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Must read for any intellectual interested in understanding the why and how of the culture an needed shift in the church in having a dialogue about the taboo of sexuality. Read full review

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Contents

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