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 Theologizing Race: James H. Cone, Liberation, and the Theological Meaning of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At the center of the intellectual program called a black theology of liberation, as spearheaded by James Cone, has been unmasking the superstructure of whiteness as rooted in a problematic ... More


“Let My People Go”: Exodus in the African American Experience

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Book of Exodus in the history of African-American Christians. It surveys the biblical exodus and then turns to various African-American understandings and expressions of ... More


Theologies of Liberation

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

King’s radicalism was hard to see or remember after he was assassinated and a campaign for a King Holiday transpired. It became hard to remember that he was the most hated person in America during ... More


 African American Religious Music from a Theomusicological Perspective

Jon Michael Spencer

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter lays out a complex framework for a theomusicology of African American sacred music. Sacred practices provide common denominators for styles and practices from black preaching to ... More


Narrating Black Theology

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Employing the theology of James Cone as a representative of black liberation theology, this chapter analyzes the narrative basis of his ecclesiology as a vision of the church untethered from ... More


Cone

Vincent W. Lloyd

in Religion of the Field Negro: On Black Secularism and Black Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277636
eISBN:
9780823280575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277636.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

James Cone is broadly recognized as the founding figure of black theology, but the chapter argues that Cone’s work after the early 1970s takes a subtle secularist turn. In his earliest, most powerful ... More


The Myth of the Christian Nation: The Early National Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

While America’s founders sought to create a nation of religious freedom, not a Christian nation, Christians in the early nineteenth century effectively Christianized the American Republic through the ... More


“Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands unto God”: The Problem of History in Black Theology

in In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The black theological project was an extraordinary but flawed effort on the part of theologians such as James Cone to recast Christianity as essentially a religion of black liberation. This chapter ... More


An Ethic of Responsibility

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the constructive turn in the book and outlines the contours and substance of an ethic of responsibility. The chapter begins by noting the impotence of efforts at “racial ... More


Religion and Cultural Crisis

Lilian Calles Barger

in The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190695392
eISBN:
9780190695422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695392.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the cultural and political crisis that liberationists encountered while participating in multiple protest movements of the 1960s. It examines the hemispheric cultural upheaval ... More


Justice and injustice in Christian liturgies

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter begins by briefly taking note of various ways in which Christian liturgical enactments are related to the doing of justice. Attention then turns to the fact that at the heart of the ... More


Jesus, He’s My Brother: The Black Church, Black Theology, and the Black Freedom Struggle in Americus

Ansley L. Quiros

in God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyses the theological tenets present in the historical black church tradition undergirding freedom movements. It discusses the role of the church, black religious intellectuals of the ... More


Introduction

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction locates the narrative roots of white supremacy and white theology and briefly states their implications for the contemporary church and world. It outlines the methods this book will ... More


“Finding Light through Muddy Waters”: African-American Religious Pluralism

Stephanie Y. Mitchem

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discussions of pluralism in African-American religious life flatline in mainstream scholarship. Religious diversity and religious pluralism are given short shrift as statistically insignificant in ... More


American Christianity, White Supremacy, and Racial Innocence

Joanna Brooks

in Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190081768
eISBN:
9780190081782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081768.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Racism is not a simply a character flaw or extremist conduct; racism is the centuries-old system of social organization that has marked people with dark skin as available for exploitation—for ... More


Witnessing Whiteness

Kristopher Norris

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Witnessing Whiteness analyzes the current racial climate of American Christianity and argues for a new ethics of responsibility to confront white supremacy. Examining the current manifestations of ... More


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