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Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Sandra L. Barnes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249565
eISBN:
9780823252619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Black megachurches and their pastors are often accused of: failing to use their considerable resources to help the poor; focusing on Prosperity Theology rather than social justice; requiring ... More


Government by Fear, and How Activists of Faith Resist Fear

Gail M. Presbey

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The manipulation of fear is a tool of choice, both for state governments and terrorists. In this current time, in which Americans are asked to send their sons and daughters to wage a War on Terror ... More


Black Megachurches and HIV/AIDS: Beliefs and Behavior in Unsettled Times

Sandra L. Barnes

in Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249565
eISBN:
9780823252619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249565.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter summarizes the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Black community and the Black Church's limited response to it as the context for an analysis of Black megachurch responses to the social problem. ... More


Pedagogies of the Clinic: Learning to Live (Again and Again)

Aaron Goodfellow

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Based on a detailed exploration of a single case, this chapter discusses the place of STDs, the STD clinic in the life and relations of one woman. Inspired by Veena Das’s idea that that bio-medical ... More


Goya’s Scarcity

David L. Clark

in Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271030
eISBN:
9780823271085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271030.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Clark meditates on the Spanish artist’s “unsparing vision of the degradation of humanity.” Clark not only revisits the images of humiliation, torture, and horror that engraved in this series, he asks ... More


Introduction: The Black Megachurch

Sandra L. Barnes

in Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249565
eISBN:
9780823252619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249565.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter introduces the book's premise as a mixed-methodological study of large Black churches in the United States and their responses to HIV/AIDS and poverty - two pressing social problems in ... More


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