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Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Amos Yong and Estrelda Y. Alexander (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 2006, the contemporary American Pentecostal movement celebrated its 100th birthday. Over that time, its African American sector has been markedly influential, not only vis-à-vis other branches of ... More


Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Anthony B. Pinn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767740
eISBN:
9780814768518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theology have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a ... More


Christian Theologies of Salvation: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724439
eISBN:
9780814760642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book introduces the reader to the great variety of distinctive interpretations within the Christian tradition regarding theologies of salvation, distinctive interpretations expressed by a wide ... More


Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book introduces the reader to the great variety of distinctive interpretations within the Christian tradition regarding theologies of sacraments, distinctive interpretations expressed by a wide ... More


God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Andrea C. Abrams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a ... More


Meeting Beyond These Shores: Black Pentecostalism, Black Theology, and the Global Context

Dale T. Irvin

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the intersection between black Pentecostal theology and black liberation theology within a global context. It laments the lack of a fuller dialogue between black theology and ... More


Patristic and Medieval Theologies of Sacraments

Ryan M. Reeves

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Part I, on patristic and medieval theologies of sacraments, covers Basil, Augustine, Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas, and Duns Scotus. This chapter begins Part I and addresses the sacraments in ... More


Pneumatology: Contributions from African American Christian Thought to the Pentecostal Theological Task

William C. Turner

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores pneumatology in relation to liberation theology within the context of the Pentecostalism. It first considers the emergence of pneumatology in black theology before discussing ... More


Raising “Our Girls”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s feminist views on maternal custody and parenting. She advocated granting legal rights of child custody to mothers in the event of separation or ... More


Black Deaths Matter, Too: Doing Racial Reconciliation after the Massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina

Valerie C. Cooper

in Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation: Beyond Law and Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479844630
eISBN:
9781479828210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844630.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Valerie C. Cooper’s chapter takes up the events of June 2015, when a white supremacist gunman entered a historically black church, Emanuel AME, in Charleston, South Carolina, and after sitting with ... More


’Tis in the Spirit Not in the Form: Material Culture and Popular Theology

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes material culture, popular theology, and the new ideologies that they informed. Without established communities to procure authentic Jewish objects or religious authorities to ... More


Gustavo Gutiérrez

Michael Edward Lee (ed.)

in Christian Theologies of Salvation: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724439
eISBN:
9780814760642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains the soteriology of Gustavo Gutiérrez, one of the founders of liberation theology. Gutiérrez’s theology of salvation is centered around the communion of humans with one another ... More


Introduction: Mapping Theologies of Sacraments

Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introduction sets forth the fact that throughout church history there have been various perspectives about the sacraments, perspectives differing in how a sacrament is defined, how the grace of ... More


Liberation Theology

Mario I. Aguilar

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter identifies theologies of sacraments in the context of liberation theology, rooted primarily in work among poor Christians in 1960s Latin America. In doing so it addresses the “first ... More


Send Us Power

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how religion enables Pentecostals of El Alberto to negotiate the day-to-day challenges of transnational life. Focusing on the religious practices of the relatives of those who ... More


“Simple Ideas, Small Miracles”: The Obama Phenomenon

Hent de Vries

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Obama phenomenon in which America's forty-fourth president appealed not just to “simple ideas” but also to “small miracles” in formulating his agenda of “hope” and “change.” ... More


Yusuf Come Home: Parashat Miketz (Genesis 41:1–44:17)

Dawn Rose

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter recounts the parallel story of Joseph in the Koran, claiming that Zulaikha's longing for Joseph is a picture of a male's soul yearning for the male God—like a women desiring a man. ... More


Introduction

Anthony B. Pinn

in Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767740
eISBN:
9780814768518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book attempts to give some shape to the claim that the body (metaphor and material) has profound theological importance. ... More


Theological Posturing

Anthony B. Pinn

in Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767740
eISBN:
9780814768518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that attention to the visual arts may help theologians recognize the manner in which theology might force new understandings of reality, in particular the relationships and ... More


Blackness and the Identifying of Bodies

Anthony B. Pinn

in Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767740
eISBN:
9780814768518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the troubled nature of identity as “blackness.” It raises questions concerning how notions of identity, framed and embedded in black theological discourse as “blackness,” have ... More


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