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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


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... 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


“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


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


GOD BLESS AMERICA

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing from empirical research on the psychology and sociology of religion and from historical analyses of American religious life, this chapter describes how religiosity among Americans is ... 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


Religion

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the interplay between magazines and religion, with emphasis on how the growing number and variety of magazines supported and channeled community building in America—including ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses how religion shapes a community or a nation. Using the state of Texas as the backdrop of this book, the chapter argues American religion cannot be understood apart ... 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


American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is ... 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


Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the “constitutional faith” that has, since 1788, been a central component of American “civil religion.” By taking seriously the parallel between wholehearted acceptance of the ... More


Introduction

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter presents a new perspective on how white evangelical Christians have become an important constituency for the Republican Party in the United States. Sociologist Robert ... 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


Congregations

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses six trends in congregational life: looser connections between congregations and denominations, more computer technology, more informal worship, older congregants, more ... 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


The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Amanda Porterfield

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Religious life in the U.S. underwent a profound change in the late twentieth century as divisions between different religious groups softened, exposure to various religions increased, and Americans ... 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


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