Representations Of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology and Cultural Criticism

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byRoger A. Sneed

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This book challenges black religious and cultural critics to rethink theological and ethical approaches to homosexuality. Sneed demonstrates how black liberation theology and has often characterized homosexuality as a problem to be solved, and his work here offers a different way for black religious scholars to approach black homosexuality and religious experiences.

Drawing on a range of black gay writers from Essex Hemphill to J.L. King, Sneed identifies black gay men's literature as a rich source for theological and ethical reflection and points black religious scholarship toward an ethics of openness.

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This book challenges black religious and cultural critics to rethink theological and ethical approaches to homosexuality. Sneed demonstrates how black liberation theology and has often characterized homosexuality as a problem to be solved, and his work here offers a different way for black religious scholars to approach black homosexua...

Roger A. Sneed is Assistant Professor of Religion at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He has a Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608248

ISBN - 13:9780230608245

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Table of Contents

Black Liberation Theology, Cultural Criticism, and the Problem of Homosexuality * Black Religious Criticism and Representations of Homosexuality * Black Theology and Homosexuality Revisited: Black Queer Theologians Respond * The Representations of Homosexuality in Black Gay Men’s Writing * Religions Experience in Black Gay Men’s Writing * Reconstructing Black Gay Male Identity Beyond “The DL” * Conclusion: Towards and Ethics of Openness

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“This important work by Sneed challenges theologies that ground themselves in Black experience—Black and Womanist, to recognize that without the inclusion of the experience of gay Black men our work is incomplete. This book will add significantly to conversations about the future of Black and Womanist theologies.”--Stephen G. Ray Jr., Professor of Systematic Theology and Neal and Ila Fisher Chair of Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary