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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


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 in the Contact Zone:: The African American Religions Course in the Large Public University

Carolyn M. Jones

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.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In a course like African American religion, the classroom is a “contact zone”, a term used by Mary Louise Pratt. To illustrate the difficulties in dealing with the contact zone, this chapter ... 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


“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


If Moses Was a Mulatto: Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses Zora Neale Hurston's 1939 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain, characterizing the novel as a complex, sophisticated work influenced by biblical narrative, African‐American ... More


Projecting Blackness: African-American Religion in the Hollywood Imagination

Judith Weisenfeld

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses approaches to the co-construction of religion and race in Hollywood films focusing on the case of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1929 film Hallelujah. Directed by King Vidor, the film ... More


The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology

Anthony B. Pinn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195340822
eISBN:
9780199932344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340822.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Rejecting the assumption of theism as the African American orientation, and in response to a central question—What is the look of a nontheistic theology?—Pinn provides the first systematic African ... More


Introduction: African American Religion in the Age of Segregation in the Delta

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

The introduction argues that a study of black religion in the Delta in the post‐Reconstruction era promises to introduce new theoretical perspectives to three overlapping academic disciplines: ... More


Introduction: Divine Discontent as Religious Faith

Jonathon S. Kahn

in Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by introducing the heterodox nature of Du Bois's religious voice. Against David Levering Lewis, it argues that despite Du Bois's hostile comments against religion, Du Bois also ... More


The Making of the African American Holiness Movement

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter investigates how growing numbers of Delta blacks rejected a number of the new dimensions to black religion, including the role of fraternal orders, the sight of ministers hawking market ... More


Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Jonathon S. Kahn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Against the normative view of W. E. B. Du Bois as hostile to and uninterested in religion, this book argues that religion furnishes Du Bois writings with their distinctive moral vocabulary. Du Bois's ... More


Enduring Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the circulation of knowledge about religion and religions, this chapter shifts focus from Europe to the history of the study of religion in the United States, highlighting the importance ... More


Publics, Prosperity, and Politics: The Changing Face of African American Christianity and Black Political Life

Eddie Glaude

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter puts into context the tension between religious and racial identities in the civil religion of the United States in relation to black churches. It brings to ... More


Prophets, Presidents, and Papists Canonical Considerations of the Early Republic

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter opens with an exchange of letters between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams wherein they discuss the early republic's problem with prophets. From that discussion, it argues that the ... More


A Theology of the Spirituals: The Spiritual as Postmodern Discourse

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the theology of the African American spirituals from a postmodern perspective. It considers how racism in the United States has caused African American religious interpretation ... More


Epilogue: Delta Journeys

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

The conclusion explores the legacies of religious change among Delta blacks, including those who left for Chicago as part of the Great Migration of African American southerners northward beginning in ... More


Interpretation and the African American Situation

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the place of the African religious perspective in the theological interpretation of African American religion. It argues that failure to recognize the dialectical nature of African ... More


Cultural Contact and Cultural Space: The Dialectics of Negation and Resistance

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the African heritage on which Africans developed their spirituals and its importance in black religion in America, with particular emphasis on the dialectics of negation and ... More


The Spirit of Religion: Soul-Beauty and Human Strivings

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Five examines the religious strivings of tragic soul-life. The chapter attempts to make the case for the concept of soul-beauty as a resource for expanding the goals of liberation thought in ... More


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