White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus

Feminist Christology and Womanist Response

Author: Jacquelyn Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781555403034

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Christology is especially problematic for feminists. Because Jesus was undeniably male and because the Christian church claims him as the unique God-bearer, feminist christology confronts the dual tasks of explaining the significance of a male God-bearer for women and creating a christological model adequate to feminist experience. Jacquelyn Grant rehearses the development and challenges of feminist christology and argues that, because it has reflected the experience of White women predominantly, it fails to speak to the concerns of non-white and non-western women. In response to this failure, Grant proposes a womanist theology and christology that emerge from and are adequate to the reality of contemporary Black women.


A Brief History

Author: W. Barnes Tatum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311034

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9611


Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, as well as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of the question, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life and legacy of Jesus. A concise, accessible and engaging exploration of Jesus's life and enduring influence Charts the changing global status and influence of Jesus, a Galilean Jew born when the ancient Roman Empire ruled the Mediterranean world, and how he has come to be honored as the Christ and recognized by billions of people around the world Traces the reception history of Jesus and his story over the past two millennia, through art, literature, and culture, as well as theology Draws on a fascinating range of materials - from ancient texts, creeds, and theological treatises, to the visual and dramatic arts, including books like The DaVinci Code and films such as The Passion of the Christ

Feminist Companion to Judges

Author: Athalya Brenner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850754624

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 7795


Provides feminist approaches to the book of Judges from leading scholars of the Hebrew Bible and feminist hermeneutics.

A Gift of God in Due Season

Essays on Scripture and Community in Honor of James A. Sanders

Author: Richard D. Weis,David M. Carr,James A. Sanders

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850756260

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 5353


This volume of essays addresses from a variety of vantage points the relation of scriptures and community that has been so central to the canonical critical work of James A. Sanders. The first part of the volume focuses on the formation of the Jewish and Christian canons and texts in them, while the second part looks at ancient and modern appropriations of canonical texts. Together these essays show the multiple potential links between canonical criticism and historical, literary, feminist and other approaches in contemporary biblical studies.

She Flies On

A White Southern Christian Debutante Wakes Up

Author: Carter Heyward

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819233536

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 8952


In Carter's words: I’m persuaded by decades of teaching in seminary and work as a priest in the church that countless women, and many men as well, are faithful “Jesus people” and yet alienated to various degrees from organized religion. Jack Spong and Barbara Brown Taylor are two of the better known voices who have spoken to these people. This book of mine will probably stand with theirs in appealing to this large and diverse group of Jesus people who have become “post Christians,” “cultural Christians,” or have simply drifted away from the church. “She Flies On,” however is not really a critique of organized religion, but rather an effort to think theologically, politically, socially, and autobiographically about the world and the church into which I was born 70 years ago and have lived and worked as a Christian feminist theologian of liberation, who is also an Episcopal priest, a lesbian, a Southerner, and a socialist Democrat. So, while the book does in fact critique the church – especially its foundational doctrine of the Trinity – its rationale is less about the church and more about the people – and creatures – of God going about our lives on planet earth, trying to love one another in the 21st century C.E.

The Black Christ

Author: Kelly Brown Douglas

Publisher: Orbis Books


Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 538


This compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community surveys the history of the Black Christ from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.

Jesus of Africa

Voices of Contemporary African Christology

Author: Diane B. Stinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789966219527

Category: Black theology

Page: 304

View: 3618


Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation

Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon

Author: Eboni Marshall Turman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373881

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 9992


The Black Church is an institution that emerged in rebellion against injustice perpetrated upon black bodies. How is it, then, that black women's oppression persists in black churches? This book engages the Chalcedonian Definition as the starting point for exploring the body as a moral dilemma.

Black Womanist Ethics

Author: Katie Cannon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597523739

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 4534


This study articulates the distinctive moral character of the Afro-American women's community. Beginning with a reconstructive history of the Afro-American woman's situation in America, the work next traces the emergence of the Black woman's literary tradition and explains its importance in expressing the moral wisdom of Black women. The life and work of Zora Neale Hurston is examined in detail for her unique contributions to the moral tradition of the Afro-American woman. A final chapter initiates a promising exchange between the works of Hurston and those of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. A pioneering and multi-dimensional work, 'Black Womanist Ethics' is at once a study in ethics, gender, and race.

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

Author: Mary McClintock Fulkerson,Sheila Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019927388X

Category: Political Science

Page: 580

View: 1944


This volume highlights the relevance of globalization and the insights of gender studies and religious studies for feminist theology. It focuses on the changing global contexts for the field and its movement towards new models of theology, distinct from the forms of traditional Christian systematic theology and of secular feminism.

The Other Jesus

Stories from World Religions

Author: Todd Outcalt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144222309X

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 3377


The Other Jesus shares stories and traditions about Jesus beyond the usual Biblical sources. From Judaism and Islam, to Buddhism and Taoism, the book offers a fresh exploration of Jesus, his place in history, and his impact on other religions.

Beyond Ontological Blackness

An Essay on African American Religious and Cultural Criticism

Author: Victor Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474287689

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4938


In this study, Victor Anderson traces instances of "ontological blackness" in African American theological, religious and cultural thought, arguing that African American critical thought has been trapped in a racial rhetoric that it did not create and which cannot serve it well. Drawing together 18th- and 19th-century accomodationism and its assimilationist heirs with the movements of Black Power and Afrocentrism, Anderson shows that all exhibit a similar structure of racial identity. He suggests that it is time to move beyond the confines of "the cult of black heroic genius" to what Bell Hooks has termed "postmodern blackness": a racial discourse that leaves room to negotiate African American identities along lines of class, gender, sexuality, and age as well as race.

Women and Religion in the African Diaspora

Knowledge, Power, and Performance

Author: R. Marie Griffith,Barbara Dianne Savage

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883699

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 7486


This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays explores how diverse women of African descent have practiced religion as part of the work of their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary lives. By examining women from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Africa, the contributors identify the patterns that emerge as women, religion, and diaspora intersect, mapping fresh approaches to this emergent field of inquiry. The volume focuses on issues of history, tradition, and the authenticity of African-derived spiritual practices in a variety of contexts, including those where memories of suffering remain fresh and powerful. The contributors discuss matters of power and leadership and of religious expressions outside of institutional settings. The essays study women of Christian denominations, African and Afro-Caribbean traditions, and Islam, addressing their roles as spiritual leaders, artists and musicians, preachers, and participants in bible-study groups. This volume's transnational mixture, along with its use of creative analytical approaches, challenges existing paradigms and summons new models for studying women, religions, and diasporic shiftings across time and space.

Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Author: Anthony B. Pinn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814767795

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1768


Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theology have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a theological issue, this inquiry has primarily taken the form of a focus on issues relating to liberation, treating the body in abstract terms rather than focusing on the experiencing of a material, fleshy reality. By focusing on the body as a physical entity and not just a metaphorical one, Pinn offers a new approach to theological thinking about race, gender, and sexuality. According to Pinn, the body is of profound theological importance. In this first text on black theology to take embodiment as its starting point and its goal, Pinn interrogates the traditional source materials for black theology, such as spirituals and slave narratives, seeking to link them to materials such as photography that highlight the theological importance of the body. Employing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from the sociology of the body and philosophy to anthropology and art history, Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought pushes black theology to the next level.

Making a Way Out of No Way

A Womanist Theology

Author: Monica A. Coleman

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800662938

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 3070


* A womanist theology of change * Integrates postmodern thought, womanist theology, and process philosophy

Hagar's Daughter

Womanist Ways of Being in the World

Author: Diana L. Hayes

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809135639

Category: Religion

Page: 67

View: 369


'Hagar's Daughters' is an eloquent plea directed at Christian Black women to use the strengths of their African heritage as a force to heal the divisiveness and sterile domination present in Western society.


Memory, Inquiry, Practice

Author: Anne M. Clifford,Anthony J. Godzieba

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 5783


A collection of essays viewing past and current developments in Christology--a ?state of the art? report by theologians.Featured will be essays by Paula Fredricksen of Boston University and Roger Haight.

Katie's Canon

Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community

Author: Katie Geneva Cannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826410344

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1856


In her book, the explosive voice of Katie Geneva Cannon as womanist and theological liberation ethicist boldly proclaims the vital presence and contributions of African-American women." --The Presbyterian Outlook "Cannon moves easily from the passion of folklore and legend to the conceptually rich...language of ethics and womanist theology. Her role 'is to speak as "one of the canonical boys" and as the "non-canonical other" at one and the same time.' In this, she most assuredly succeeds." --Library Journal "Every theologian, student, and lay person should have a copy of Katie's Canon to measure the breadth and depth of their theological commitment. I strongly recommend it." --James H. Cone>

Yet with a Steady Beat

Contemporary U.S. Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation

Author: Randall C. Bailey

Publisher: Scholars Press

ISBN: 9781589830721

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 4459


These essays address issues of cultural criticism, utilization of Black religious sources, struggles of Afro-diasporan peoples, and ideological criticism in interpreting the biblical text, using new critical tools and challenging the discipline to broaden the canons of interpretation and sources. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).