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T&T Clark Handbook of African American Theology


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List of Contributors Acknowledgment Introduction - Frederick L. Ware, Howard University School of Divinity, USA Part I. Historical Investigations 1. The African American Struggle for Human Dignity in Chattel Slavery and Afterwards - Beverly Eileen Mitchell, Wesley Theological Seminary, USA 2. Re-evaluating Roots: Slavery as Source and Challenge for African American Theology - Alexis S.Wells-Oghoghomeh, Vanderbilt University, USA 3. Then and Now: Salvation, White Supremacy and Black Agency in the Aftermath of the White Supremacy Campaign of 1898 and Presidential Election of 2016 - Sharon J. Grant, Hood Theological Seminary, USA 4. Engaging History Theologically: Early Afro-Pentecostal Interracial Communities as Sites of Emancipatory Politics - David D. Daniels, McCormick Theological Seminary, USA 5. "Peace Be Still": James Cleveland and the Paradox of Peace in the Civil Rights Movement - Johari Jabir, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 6. African American Evangelicals - Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary, USA 7. The Classroom and the Pulpit of the Public Theologian: A Brief Survey of Black Faith Tradition(s) - Adam L. Bond, Virginia Union University, USA Part II. Theological Method and Construction 8. The Hebrew Bible and Black Theology: Fresh Hermeneutical Considerations for Liberation Theologies and Situating the Teachings of Jesus - Harold V. Bennett, Interdenominational Theological Center/Morehouse College, USA 9. From Ideology to Theology: Toward a More Liberating Doctrine of Revelation - Harry H. Singleton, Benedict College, USA 10. The Reality of God and Racism: Shifting Paradigms in Race, Culture, and the Church - Henry J. Young, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary/Hood Theological Seminary, USA 11. Is Racism in America a Functional Refutation of Classical Philosophical View of Understanding as Pertaining to Universal Concepts? - Cyril Orji, University of Dayton in Ohio, USA 12. Theological Considerations of Being Human while Black - Antonia Michelle Daymond, Independent Scholar, USA 13. Pneumatology and Contemporary Theological Discourse - William C. Turner, Duke University Divinity School, USA 14. Mad with Supernatural Joy: On Representations of Pentecostalism in the Black Religious Imagination - Eric Lewis Williams, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA 15. Baptism and Holy Communion: Affirming that Black Lives Matter - Brad R. Braxton, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture/The Open Church of Maryland, USA 16. God and Time: Exploring Black Notions of Prophetic and Apocalyptic Eschatology - Lisa Marie Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA 17. Methodological Development in African American Theology: The Influence of Past Historical Periods upon Contemporary Black and Womanist Thought - Walter R. Strickland II, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA 18. The Ethics, Politics, and Civic Engagement of African American Theological Production - James S. Logan, Earlham College, USA 19. The Church and the Tangent: Everybody's Protest Theology - Matthew V. Johnson, Mount Moriah Baptist Church/Social Justice Commission of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, USA Part III. Church, Ministry, and Leadership 20. Prophetic Preaching and Theological Reflection - Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University School of Divinity, USA 21. Plenty Good Room Revisited: The Quest for a Radically Inclusive Twenty-first-century Black Church - Marcia Y. Riggs, Columbia Theological Seminary, USA 22. Black Ecumenism and the Ecumenical Movement: Four Perspectives - Beverly J. Goines, Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA 23. Receiving the Body as Gift: African American Christian Ethics and the Harlem Renaissance as a Theo-Ethical Intervention - Reggie L. Williams, McCormick Theological Seminary, USA 24. Theology, Praxis, and Leadership: Paradigm for Black Churches - Forrest E. Harris, American Baptist College/Vanderbilt University Divinity School, USA 25. Black Church Pastors as Chief Executive Officers: A Theoretical Reframing of the Debate - Nimi Wariboko, Boston University School of Theology, USA Part IV. Dialogues 26. Black Theology and Black Humanism - Duane T. Loynes, Sr., Rhodes College, USA 27. White Feminist Theologies and Black Womanist Theologies - Karen Teel, University of San Diego, USA. 28. Jewish Theology and African American Theology in Dialogue - Kurt Buhring, Saint Mary's College, USA 29. Black Theology and the Care of the Soul, Mind and Body: Reading African American Theology from a Black British Perspective - Delroy Hall, Region 5 of the Church of God of Prophecy, UK 30. African American Theology and Her Siblings in the Caribbean Diaspora: Toward a Theology of a Plurality of Praxis in the Black Atlantic World - Delroy A. Reid-Salmon, Grace Baptist Chapel, USA and University of Oxford, UK 31. Metals and Movens of Colored Television: The Spirit is a Bone: A Response to Marla F. Frederick's Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global - Nimi Wariboko, Boston University School of Theology, USA 32. Epilogue - Eric Lewis Williams, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA and Antonia Michelle Daymond, Independant Scholar, USA Biblical Citations Index Subject Index

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A thorough and accessible introduction to the history, methodology, doctrinal and thematic issues, and ethical imperatives of African American Theology.

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Antonia Michelle Daymond, an Independent Scholar in the USA, is a constructive Christian theologian working in the areas of contemporary models of theology as well as systematic and philosophical theology. Frederick L. Ware is Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Divinity, Washington DC, USA. Eric Lewis Williams is Curator of Religion, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA.


This text is a bold statement detailing the theological legacy of a people. African Americans have made an indelible mark on the pages of Christian theology and this fine text explores this ongoing development, covering all the major themes and disciplines in an exemplary manner. This is a must read! * ANTHONY G. REDDIE, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA *

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