African American Religious Thought: An Anthology

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Cornel West, Eddie S. Glaude
Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 - Religion - 1054 pages
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Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.

 

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Excellent anthology written by great theological and religious minds. All who read will appreciate the thorough presentation of religious thought across ethnic and cultural lines and know that this is a handbook for many. You will enjoy! Read full review

African American religious thought: an anthology

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Arguing that African American religious studies are at a crossroads, Princeton professors West and Glaude have assembled essays by major authorities from the African American church and scholarly communities (e.g., W.E.B. Du Bois, Howard Thurman) to find out what the future holds. Read full review

Contents

Of the Faith of the Fathers
3
Origins of the Church
14
The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death
29
The Negro Church and Assimilation
62
Alienation
77
Authority Alienation and Social Death
99
The Racial Factor in the Shaping of Religion
156
Assessment and New Departures for a Study
221
Charles Manuel Sweet Daddy Grace
605
The Black Roots of Pentecostalism
616
Womens Traditions
629
From The Luminous Darkness
679
Martin Luther King Jr and the AfricanAmerican
696
The Religion of Black Power
715
Integrationism and Nationalism
746
A Sense of Urgency
765

Death of the Gods
239
The Christian Tradition
285
Black Conversion and White Sensibility
291
Religious Foundations of the Black Nation
301
Exodus
309
Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public 3 3 8
341
Theorizing AfricanAmerican
366
The Making of a Church with the Soul of a Nation
414
Migration Urbanization
475
Religious Diversification during the
495
Black Muslims
534
Religious Ethos of the UNIA
550
Marcus Garvey Father Divine and the Gender Politics
572
A Theological Interpretation
775
Slave Theology in the Invisible Institution
790
Black Theology and the Black Woman
831
The Unacknowledged Threshold
849
Ontological Blackness in Theology
893
Jesse Jackson and the Symbolic Politics
921
Vodou
942
Black Religion
978
Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Black Church
996
Race Religion
1019
The Prophetic Tradition in AfroAmerica
1037
Permissions Acknowledgments
1051
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About the author (2003)

Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2002 Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for his book Exodus!. His work also includes African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology, coedited with Cornel West.

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