African American Religious Thought: An Anthology



African American Religious Thought: An Anthology

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"African American Religious Thought: An Anthology" . Ed. Cornel West and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. xxvi+1,054 pp.

Table of contents

● Introduction: Towards New Visions and New Approaches in African American Religious Studies / Cornel West and Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Part 1. Prehistory of African American Religious Studies
● W.E.B. DuBois / Of the Faith of the Fathers
● Benjamin Elijah Mays and Joseph William Nicholson / Origins of the Church
● Howard Thurman / The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death
● Howard Thurman / Love
● E. Franklin Frazier / The Negro Church and Assimilation

Part 2. Theorizing African American Religion
● Cornel West / American Africans in Conflict: Alienation in an Insecure Culture
● Orlando Patterson / Authority, Alienation, and Social Death
● C. Eric Lincoln / The Racial Factor in the Shaping of Religion in America
● Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham / The Black Church: A Gender Perspective
● David W. Wills / The Central Themes of American Religious History: Pluralism, Puritanism, and the Encounter of Black and White
● Charles H. Long / Assessment and New Departures for a Study of Black Religion in the United States of America

Part 3. Slavery and a Black Religious Imagination
● Albert J. Raboteau / Death of the Gods
● Eugene Genovese / The Christian Tradition
● Eugene Genovese / Black Conversion and White Sensibility
● Eugene Genovese / Religious Foundations of the Black Nation
● Theophus H. Smith / Exodus
● Eddie S. Glaude Jr. / Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public
● Carla L. Peterson / “Doers of the Word”: Theorizing African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the Antebellum North

Part 4. Black Destiny and the End of the Nineteenth Century
● Albert J. Raboteau / “Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Forth Her Hands”: Black Destiny in Nineteenth-Century America
● James Melvin Washington / The Making of a Church with the Soul of a Nation, 1880-1889
● Elsa Barkley Brown / Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom

Part 5. The Interwar Period: Migration, Urbanization, and Black Religious Diversity
● S.P. Fullinwider / Racial Christianity
● Hans A. Baer and Merrill Singer / Religious Diversification during the Era of Advanced Industrial Capitalism
● Wilson Jeremiah Moses / Chosen Peoples of the Metropolis: Black Muslims, Black Jews, and Others
● Randall K. Burkett / Religious Ethos of the UNIA
● Beryl Satter / Marcus Garvey, Father Divine, and the Gender Politics of Race Difference and Race Neutrality
● John O. Hodges / Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace
● Iain MacRobert / The Black Roots of Pentecostalism
● Cheryl Townsend Gilkes / “Together and in Harness”: Women’s Traditions in the Sanctified Church
● Philip S. Foner / Reverend George Washington Woodbey: Early Twentieth-Century California Black Socialist

Part 6. Black Religion and the 1960s
● Howard Thurman / From the Luminous Darkness
● Clayborne Carson / Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel
● Vincent Harding / The Religion of Black Power
● James H. Cone / Integrationism and Nationalism in African-American Intellectual History

Part 7. Black Theology and Its Critics
● Albert B. Cleage Jr. / A Sense of Urgency
● James H. Cone / Black Spirituals: A Theological Interpretation
● Dwight N. Hopkins / Slave Theology in the “Invisible Institution”
● Jacquelyn Grant / Black Theology and the Black Woman
● William R. Jones / Divine Racism: The Unacknowledged Threshold Issue for Black Theology
● William R. Jones / James Cone: God, Champion of the Oppressed
● Cornel West / Black Theology and Marxist Thought
● Victor Anderson / Ontological Blackness in Theology

Part 8. African American Religion and Cultural Criticism
● James Melvin Washington / Jesse Jackson and The Symbolic Politics
● Elizabeth McAlister / The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism
● Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham / Rethinking Vernacular: Black Religion and Race Records in the 1920s and 1930s
● Kelly Brown Douglas / Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Black Church
● Judith Weisenfeld / For Rent, “Cabin in the Sky”: Race, Religion, and Representational Quagmires in American Film
● Cornel West / The Prophetic Tradition in Afro-America

● Permissions Acknowledgments

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