Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press - Social Science - 221 pages
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Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated class theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defined "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. Hopkins' critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife.
  

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User Review  - Jonny Gerig Meyer - Goodreads

I like what Hopkins has to say in general, but his topic is simply too vague for this book to be very useful. He tries to define things like "culture" -- it simply can't be done well, and this book suffers from a lack of clarity and concreteness. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
ix
Who Are We?
1
Need for New Visioning
4
Once Again on Black Theology
8
This Books Method
11
Contemporary Models of Theological Anthropology
13
Progressive Liberal
16
Postliberal
24
The Gender Critique of SelvesSelf
114
The Self in Community
116
Race Nature and Nurture
118
Theories of Race
120
One Human Race
123
The Garden of Eden
126
Race in the United States
128
The History of an Idea
131

Feminist
29
Liberation
35
Culture Self and Race
51
Culture Labor Aesthetic and Spirit
53
The Notion of Culture
56
Human Labor
60
The Artistic
66
The Spiritual
71
Where the Sacred Reveals Itself
78
Selves and the Self I Am Because We Are
81
The Notion of the Self
98
Made in Gods Image
159
Conclusion as Introduction
161
Contemporary Models and Presuppositions
162
Three Conditions of Possibility
164
The Spirit and the Poor
166
Folk Culture Paradigms
171
The Spirit of Liberation
183
Notes
189
Index
213
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