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Author Prevot, Andrew L., author

Title Theology and race : black and womanist traditions in the United States / by Andrew Prevot
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (79 pages)
Series Brill research perspectives. Theology
Brill research perspectives. Theology.
Contents Intro; Contents; Theology and race: black and womanist traditions in the United States; Abstract; Keywords; Preface; Part 1: How to think about theology and race?; Some background on race and the construction of identity; The scope of this study: modern christian theology and the analysis of race through blackness and anti-blackness; The itinerary and argument of this study; Part 2: James Cone and the origins of black theology; The breakthrough: the gospel of black power; Systematization: blackness and christian doctrine; Developments in Cone's project from 1971 to 2017
Part 3: Pragmatic and genealogical developments in black religious; Thought; Varieties of black religious pragmatism; The genealogy of race and the recovery of Christian theology; Part 4: Womanist contributions: intersectionality, narrative, and embodiment; Early foundations of womanist theology; Combatting deadly myths and honoring the details of embodied life; Womanist Catholic theology; Conclusion; Appendix: Additional resources; References
Summary This study develops a Christian theological response to the problems of race and anti-black racism in conversation with black theology and womanist theology. It provides a detailed introduction to multiple voices, developments, and tensions in these two theological traditions over the last half century. It offers an overview of James Cone's arguments and their reception. It considers turns toward pragmatism and genealogy in black religious scholarship, focusing on Cornel West, Peter Paris, Dwight Hopkins, Victor Anderson, Anthony Pinn, Bryan Massingale, J. Kameron Carter, and Willie Jennings. It analyzes womanist theological treatments of intersectionality, narrative, and embodiment through Jacquelyn Grant, Katie Cannon, Delores Williams, Emilie Townes, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Kelly Brown Douglas, Diana Hayes, and M. Shawn Copeland. Finally, it suggests some open questions related to hybridity, sexuality, and ecology. Ultimately, it argues that the credibility of Christian theological witness depends significantly on the quality of Christian theology's response to anti-black racism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Religion and sociology -- United States
Black theology.
Womanism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Womanism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Black theology.
Race relations.
Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Religion and sociology.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004382565