The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Timbs and a Cultural Theology

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 21, 2010 - Religion
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What is Hip Hop? Hip hop speaks in a voice that is sometimes gruff, sometimes enraged, sometimes despairing, sometimes hopeful. Hip hop is the voice of forgotten streets laying claim to the high life of rims and timbs and threads and bling. Hip hop speaks in the muddled language of would-be prophets--mocking the architects of the status quo and stumbling in the dark toward a blurred vision of a world made right. What is hip hop? It's a cultural movement with a traceable theological center. Daniel White Hodge follows the tracks of hip-hop theology and offers a path from its center to the cross, where Jesus speaks truth.
 

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Contents

Language Disclaimer
9
A BirdsEye View of Hip Hop
31
Hip Hop the PostSoul Matrix
63
The Theology of Hip Hop
73
Where Are My Dawgs At? A Theology of Community
104
A Theology of the Hip Hop Jesuz
125
A Theology of the Profane
157
Missionally Engaging Hip Hops Theology
187
Reflections from a Hip Hopper
232
Index
247
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Daniel White Hodge (Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies) is CEO of White Hodge Services, offering educational, consulting and speaking services surrounding issues of racial reconciliation, intercultural communication and urban culture. He is also lecturing professor at Eastern University and adjunct professor at Fuller Graduate Schools. A former music industry professional, he serves as a national trainer for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Hodge is the author of Heaven Has a Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel and Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur,and The Hostile Gospel: Finding God in the Post Soul Theology of Hip Hop.

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