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Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

ISBN-10: 052170569X
ISBN-13: 9780521705691
Edition: 2012
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Description: This volume discusses normative theological categories from a black perspective and argues that there is no major Christian doctrine on which black theology has not commented. Part One explores introductory questions such as: what have been the  More...

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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

This volume discusses normative theological categories from a black perspective and argues that there is no major Christian doctrine on which black theology has not commented. Part One explores introductory questions such as: what have been the historical and social factors fostering a black theology, and what are some of the internal factors key to its growth? Part Two examines major doctrines which have been important for black theology in terms of clarifying key intellectual foci common to the study of religion. The final part discusses black theology as a world-wide development constituted by interdisciplinary approaches. The volume has an important role in bringing Christian thought into confrontation with one of the central challenges of modernity, namely the problem of race and racism. This Companion puts theological themes in conversation with issues of ethnicity, gender, social analysis, politics and class and is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students.

Edward P. Antonio is the Harvey H. Potthoff Associate Professor of Theology and Social Theory, and Associate Dean of Diversities at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is editor of Inculturation and Postcolonial Discourse in African Theology (2006).

Preface
Introduction Section
General introduction
Historical perspective
Black theology and liberation theologies
The social sciences and rituals of resilience in African and African American communities
Black theology and womanist theology
Themes in Black Theology
God
Jesus in Black theology: the ancient ancestor visits
Black theology and the Holy Spiri
Black theology and human purpose
Theology's great sin: silence in the face of white supremacy
Theodicy: 'de lawd knowed how it was': Black theology and Black suffering
Black theology and the Bible
Protestant ecclesiology
Roman Catholic ecclesiology
Dignity and destiny: Black reflections on eschatology
Global Expressions of Black Theology
The history of Black theology in South Africa
Black theology in Britain
Slave religion and Black theology in Brazil
Black theology in Cuba
Black theology in Jamaica
Methodology in an Aboriginal theology
Black theology and post-colonial discourse
The future of Black theology
Bibliography
Index

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