What is African American Religion?

What is African American Religion?

by Anthony B. Pinn (Editor)

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Overview

Is there really a monolithic "black church"? Distilling the arguments of Pinn's important and provocative work in Terror and Triumph, this brief work asks the central question: What really is African American religion?

Sketching the religious landscape of African American communities today, Pinn makes explicit the tension in traditional conversations about black religion that privilege either Christianity in particular or organizations (with doctrines and creeds) in general. Discussing the misunderstandings and historical inaccuracies of such views, Pinn offers an alternate theory of black religion that begins with a basic push for embodied meaning as its core impulse.



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ISBN-13: 9780800698461
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Facet Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 899,026
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University and teaches courses on African American religion, history of black religious thought, and black theology. He is the author of over thirty-five books, including The New Disciples: A Novel (2015), The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology (2012), Varieties of African American Religious Experience (Fortress Press, 1998), and Why Lord? Suffering and Evil in Black Theology (1995).

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