|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Part I Understanding the Black Church
1 Who Are the People in the Pews? Black Theology on Black Bodies ... in Church 3
2 (Un)Churched: Scholars of the Black Church and What They Are Allowed to Say 23
3 The Parameters of the Black Church: Lessons from an Extreme Case 36
Part II Transforming the Black Church
4 Si(g)nful: Presenting the People in the Pews 65
5 Mishaps and Wrong Turns ... but Always in Your Best Interest: Theodicy Reconsidered 81
6 Hitting Where It Hurts: Rethinking Protest against Gender Bias in Black Churches 95
7 Concluding Thoughts: New Possibilities for the Black Church 122
What People are Saying About This
"Anthony Pinn's volume seeks to critically understand and sympathetically transform the Black Church. Carrying on in the tradition of William R. Jones, Pinn's perspective on the Black Church is suspicious, loving, critical, committed, exasperating, and exhilarating. One may not always agree with his conclusions, but one cannot ignore his penchant for ferreting out the truth. This book is a passionate yet balanced argument which must be heard by anyone who is interested in the future of the black church."
James H. Evans Jr.
Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
"Pinn is required reading in every Black Church Studies department and theological curriculum that seeks self-understanding, healing, and transformation; and an indispensable interlocutor in the broader public conversation about the American dilemma and its democratic possibilities."
Walter Earl Fluker
Coca-Cola Professor of Leadership Studies