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The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Korie L. Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book looks at how churches attempt to realize Dr. King's dream of racial integration. Recognizing that race is central to the organization of American life, the book situates race theory at the ... More


The Burden of Black Religion

Curtis J. Evans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is about the crucial role that black religion has played in the United States as an imagined community or a united nation. The book argues that cultural images and interpretations of ... More


Afterword:: Teaching the Religion behind the Veil

Emilie M. Townes

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters presented in this volume. It also discusses the subject of African American religious studies.


“I Want to Be Ready!”:: Teaching Christian Education in the African American Experience

Yolanda Y. Smith

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter introduces four teaching strategies that emerge from the characteristics of a triple-heritage model of Christian education that is grounded in the African American spirituals. The model ... More


Rethinking the Core:: African and African American Religious Perspectives in the Seminary Curriculum

Edwin David Aponte

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores some pedagogical challenges, responses to, and strategies for the inclusion of African and African American cultural perspectives into the required core curriculum courses at a ... More


“Testifying” and “Testimony”:: Autobiographical Narratives and African American Religions

Moses N. Moore, Jr.

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Autobiographical narratives and related materials such as journals and diaries have proved to be valuable, but often problematic, resources for the studying and teaching of African American religious ... More


“Making a Way Out of No Way”:: Interpreting the Praxis of the Black Church for Theological Education

Daphne C. Wiggins

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

African American Christianity can be used to engage the questions of social practice and theology. From a variety of sources, the Black Church has constructed practices that counter and subdue ... More


Teaching African American Religions as Learning to Resist Racism

Peter R. Gathje

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses two strategies that have proven to be helpful in building trust and creating a transformative understanding of African American religions in relation to resistance to racism. ... More


Teaching African Religions at a Traditionally White Institution in the South

Ralph C. Watkins

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Teaching “African American Religions” is an intense experience. Teaching the course calls on the teacher to observe the students changing as the students go through a transition during the course. ... More


Teaching African American Religions

Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to understand. The sheer scope of the subject is daunting to anyone ... More


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