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The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology (Hardback)

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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 of African 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 African American 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 discourses within the volume.

These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 21/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199755653  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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