Philosophy of Religion and the African American Experience

Conversations with My Christian Friends

Author: John H. McClendon III

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004332219

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

View: 649

African American theologians tend not to find philosophy as a meaningful tool to advance their theological positions. African Americans and Christianity offers an engaging and thorough bridge between African American theology and philosophy of religion.

Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195170555

Category: History

Page: 3960

View: 2122

Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids , to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.

In a Shade of Blue

Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Author: Eddie S. Glaude

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226298256

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1778

In this timely book, one of the nation's rising young African-American intellectuals makes an impassioned plea for black America to address its current social problems, rather than focus on ideas and categories of the past.

Pragmatic Theology

Negotiating the Intersections of an American Philosophy of Religion and Public Theology

Author: Victor Anderson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436370

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 9607

Argues that while contemporary American philosophies and philosophers of religion are proclaiming the end of theology, a neopragmatism has arrived to fill the void in meaning and moral fulfillment to which theology once supplied answers.

Embodiment and Black Religion

Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience

Author: CERCL Writing Collective

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781781793459

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 5239

This volume builds on scholarship by scholars of African American religion that emphasizes the centrality of the body in religion and religious experience. The argument is grounded in Anthony Pinn's understanding of religion as an embodied quest for complex subjectivity, or push for more life meaning. But if Pinn's theory gets at what religion is, this volume picks up where he left off by giving careful consideration to religion's forms. It interrogates the embodied nature of the quest for complex subjectivity. Through placing different theories of the body in conversation with specific case studies that reflect the variety of ways in which bodies are entangled and engaged in struggles for life meaning, the authors argue that African American religion takes on various forms, including modes of cultural production as well as mundane, everyday rituals and practices. The volume expands current scholarship on African American religion and embodiment by going beyond an understanding of black religion as the "Black Church" and underscoring the variety of religious experiences, in both marginal religious traditions and in non-traditional forms of religion. The sustained and rigorous attention to theories of the body in this volume allows for a more robust understanding of what the body is and takes scholarship beyond the implicit understandings of the body as solely discursive. Finally, the approach is interdisciplinary. While grounded in Religious Studies, this book puts various theories and methodologies-from the social sciences to philosophy, and from visual studies to literary studies-in conversation with the religious experiences of African Americans.

The Tragic Vision of African American Religion

Author: M. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010911X

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 4008

Many have used the term 'tragic' to refer to African American religious and cultural experience. After a studied meditation on and articulation of the 'tragic vision,' Johnson argues that African American Christian Consciousness is an expression of the tragic and a tragic expression of the Christian Faith.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Author: Abiola Irele,Biodun Jeyifo

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195334736

Category: History

Page: 988

View: 5051

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Author: Stephanie J. Shaw

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469609673

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6329

In this book, Stephanie J. Shaw brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, Shaw reads Du Bois' book as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a sociohistorical study of black life in America through the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, Shaw charts Du Bois' successful appropriation of Hegelian idealism in order to add America, the nineteenth century, and black people to the historical narrative in Hegel's philosophy of history. Shaw adopts Du Bois' point of view to delve into the social, cultural, political, and intellectual milieus that helped to create The Souls of Black Folk.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Author: William Wainwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198031580

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 7230

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion contains newly commissioned chapters by 21 prominent experts who cover the field in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each chapter is expository, critical, and representative of a distinctive viewpoint.

Black Christology and the Quest for Authenticity

A Philosophical Appraisal

Author: JOHN H. MCCLENDON III

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498585354

Category:

Page: 260

View: 9271

This text critically examines the methodologies and arguments that guide how Black theology specifically affirms Black Christology as the definitive paradigm for authentic Christianity. Significantly, the racialized character of Black theology immediately sets this discourse within the context of philosophy of race.

Jerusalem und der eine Gott

Eine Religionsgeschichte

Author: Othmar Keel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525540299

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9289

Wenige beruhmte Stadte waren im Lauf ihrer Geschichte so umstritten wie Jerusalem. Selten wurde die Stadt von Herrschern aus ihren Reihen regiert. Lang ist die Liste der fremden Machte, die uber sie geherrscht haben, schon in biblischer Zeit. Agypter, Assyrer, Babylonier, Perser, Ptolemaer, Seleukiden und Romer haben einander abgelost. Immer wieder stellte sich die drangende Frage, wie man sich den neuen Herrschern und ihrer Kultur gegenuber verhalten soll. Unterschiedlichste Formen von Anpassung und Widerstand wurden praktiziert. Seine weltgeschichtliche Bedeutung verdankt die Stadt aber nicht den turbulenten politischen Auseinandersetzungen, dem Wachsen und Schrumpfen ihres Territoriums, sondern der Tatsache, der Geburtsort jenes Monotheismus geworden zu sein, der zu einem wesentlichen Element des Judentums, des Christentums und des Islam wurde. Diese monotheistischen Religionen erfreuen sich heute nicht eines besonders guten Rufs. In breiten Kreisen geniessen polytheistische Systeme mit ihrer Vielzahl von Gottheiten mehr Sympathie.Der seit 50 Jahren wissenschaftlich tatige Othmar Keel skizziert in knappen Strichen, wie der israelitisch-judische Monotheismus bei seiner Entstehung viele Erfahrungen, Symbole und Erkenntnisse polytheistischer Religionen aufgenommen und in seine globale Vision integriert hat. Das zu zeigen verwendet Keel ebenso souveran biblische wie ausserbiblische Texte, archaologische wie neueste ikonographische Funde. Besonders letztere kommen in seiner Darstellung stark zum Zug und fuhren wiederholt zu uberraschend neuen Einsichten.

Deeper Shades of Purple

Womanism in Religion and Society

Author: Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814727530

Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 7019

The second wave of feminism was one of the most significant political and cultural developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Yet the role radical feminism played within the women's movement remains hotly contested. For some, radical feminism has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of male privilege, and the ways the power imbalance between men and women affects the everyday fabric of women's lives. For others, radical feminism represents a reflexive hostility toward men, sex, and heterosexuality, and thus is best ignored or forgotten. Rather than have the movement be interpreted by others, Radical Feminism permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by U.S. radical feminists in the 1960s and 1970s, Radical Feminism combines both unpublished and previously published manifestos, position papers, minutes of meetings, and newsletters essential to an understanding of radical feminism. Consisting of documents unavailable to the general public, and others in danger of being lost altogether, this panoramic collection is organized around the key issues of sex and sexuality, race, children, lesbianism, separatism, and class. Barbara A. Crow rescues the groundbreaking original work of such groups as The Furies, Redstockings, Cell 16, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Contributors include Kate Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Rosalyn Baxandall, Toni Morrison, Ellen Willis, Anne Koett, and Vivan Gornick. Gathered for the first time in one volume, these primary sources of radical feminism fill a major gap in the literature on feminism and feminist thought. Radical Feminism is an indispensable resource for future generations of feminists, scholars, and activists. "This valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism." --Resources for Feminist Research, Winter/Spring 2001, Vol. 28, No. 3/4

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World, 2d ed.

Author: Douglas E. Thomas

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078649607X

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 5228

African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt's Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various cultural belief systems, with an emphasis on West Africa. Principal elements studied include sacrifice, salvation and culture, mores of revelation, divination, and African resilience in the face of invasion and colonization. The religious experiences of black people throughout the Americas are also covered. The author finds the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba culture to be the fundamental bases of African traditional religion, and draws similarities between the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of New World practitioners. The influence of Islam and Christianity is also discussed.

African American Psychology

From Africa to America

Author: Faye Z Belgrave,Kevin W Allison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924715

Category: Psychology

Page: 441

View: 1995

African American Psychology, written by Faye Z. Belgrave & Kevin W. Allison, serves as an integrated resource that is sure to spark many such discussions about contemporary theory and research in this rapidly expanding field. Considering both the traditional American psychology literature as well as the more recent Africentric scholarship, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the research and theory that have developed over the past two decades. African American Psychology offers a timely broad-based overview of key topics and research specifically relevant to the psychology of African American culture.