The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

Hardcover | August 15, 2014

EditorKatie G. Cannon, Anthony B. Pinn

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African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook ofAfrican American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this Oxford Handbook examines the nature, structures, and functions of AfricanAmerican Theology. The volume surveys the field by highlighting its sources, doctrines, internal debates, current challenges, and future prospects in order to present key topics related to the wider palette of Black Religion in a sustained scholarly format. This formative collection presents current scholarship on African American Theology and scripture, eschatology, Christology, womanist theology, sexuality, ontology, the global economy, and much more. The contributors represent a diverse set of faith perspectives, adding to the layered discourseswithin the volume. These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies.

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African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook ofAfrican American Theology brings together leadi...

Katie G. Cannon is Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199755653

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Anthony B. Pinn and Katie G. Cannon: IntroductionSection One: Sources1. Stephen C. Finley: African American History and African American Theology2. Allen Callahan: Reading and Using Scripture in the African American Tradition3. M. Shawn Copeland: African American Religious Experience4. Sylvester Johnson: The African American Christian Tradition5. Clarence E. Hardy, III: Culture/Cultural Production and African American Theology6. Terrence L. Johnson: Reason in African American Theology7. Edward P. Antonio: Theoretical Commitments in African American Theology8. Frederick L. Ware: Methodologies in African American TheologySection Two: Doctrines9. Keri Day: Doctrine of God in African American Theology10. Diane L. Hayes: Christology in African American Theology11. James H. Evans, Jr.: Holy Spirit in African American Theology12. J. Cameron Carter: Humanity in African American Theology13. Torin Alexander: World/Creation in African American Theology14. Juan Floyd-Thomas: Liberation in African American Theology15. Larry Murphy: Evil and Sin in African American Theology16. R. Drew Smith: Church in African American Theology17. Derek S. Hicks: Eschatology in African American Theology18. Eboni Marshall Turman: Heaven and Hell in African American TheologySection Three: Internal Debates19. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan: Womanist Theology as Corrective to African American Theology20. Anthony B. Pinn: Humanism in African American Theology21. Dennis W. Wiley: Audiences of Accountability in African American Theology22. Stephanie Y. Mitchem: Embodiment in African American Theology23. Katie G. Cannon: Pedagogical Praxis in African American Theology24. Dianne Diakite: Religious Pluralism and African American Theology25. Horace Griffin: Sexuality in African American TheologySection Four: Ongoing Challenges26. Lewis R. Gordon: The Problem of History in African American Theology27. Corey D. B. Walker: Social Theory and African American Theology28. Victor Anderson: Black Ontology and Theology29. Anthony G. Reddie: African American Theology and the Global Economy30. Josef Sorett: African American Theology and the American Hemisphere31. Peter J. Paris: The African in African American TheologySection Five: Prospects for the Future32. Jonathan L. Walton: Prosperity Gospel and African American Theology33. Willie Jennings: African American Theology and the Public Imaginary34. Emilie M. Townes: Cultural Boundaries and African American Theology