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  • African American Religious Studies: An Interdisciplinary Anthology

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  • Preface vii

    General Introduction / Gayraud Wilmore xi

    Part One Origins, Context, and Conceptualization

    Introduction 1

    1 The Development of Black Religion in America / C. Eric Lincoln 5

    2 Black Church Studies and the Theological Curriculum / James H. Evans, Jr. 22

    3 Assessment and New Departures for a Study of Black Religion in the United States of America / Charles H. Long 34

    4 Folk Religion and Negro Congregations: The Fifth Religion / Joseph R. Washington, Jr. 50

    5 The Religious Ethos of the Universal Negro Improvement Association / Randall K. Burkett 60

    6 Black Spiritual Churches: Thaumaturgical Responses to Rascism and Social Stratification / Hans A. Baer 82

    Part Two Biblical Studies

    Introduction 101

    7 Three Thousand Years of Biblical Interpretation with Reference to Black Peoples / Charles B. Copher 105

    8 Black experience and the Bible / Robert A. Bennett 129

    9 Biblical Historical Study as Liberation: Toward an Afro-Christian Hermeneutic / Vincent L. Wimbush 140

    10 The Bible, Re-Contextualization and the Black Religious Experience / Cain H. Felder 155

    Part Three Theological and Ethical Studies

    Introduction 173

    11 Black Theology as Liberation Theology / James H. Cone 177

    12 Womanist Theology: Black Women's Experience as a Source for Doing Theology, with Special Reference to Christology / Jacquelyn Grant 208

    13 African American Catholics and Black Theology: An Interpretation / M. Shawn Copeland, O.P. 228

    14 Religio-Ethical Reflections Upon the Experiential Components of a Philosophy of Black Liberation / J. Deotis Roberts, Sr. 249

    Part Four Historical Studies

    Introduction 267

    15 Black Religion / Maulana Karenga 271

    16 The Rise of African Churches in America (1786-1822): Reexamining the Contexts / Will B. Gravely 301

    17 Religion and Black Protest Thought in African American History / Manning Marable 318

    18 The Muslim Mission in the Context of American Social History / C. Eric Lincoln 340

    Part Five Mission and Ministry Studies

    Introduction 357

    19 Toward a Theology of Black Preaching / Henry H. Mitchell 361

    20 The Woman as Preacher / Cheryl J. Sanders 372

    21 Singing Praise to God in African American Worship Contexts / Melva W. Costen 392

    22 The New Shiloh Saturday Church School / Sid Smith 405

    23 Pastoral Counseling and the Black Perspective / Edward P. Wimberly 420

    24 Confronting the System / William A. Jones, Jr. 429

    Index 457

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    This anthology provides a coherent, interdisciplinary theoretical base for students of African American religious studies and will assist in the design of programs and courses for lay theological education and training. To this end, the editor has assembled material from Old and New Testament studies, theology, church history, pastoral counseling, worship, and social action.

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