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The Black Church in the Post-Civil Rights Era - Anthony B. Pinn

The Black Church in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9781570754234
Number Of Pages: 175

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Pinn describes themes in the history of the Black Church as well as the major beliefs and forms of worship that define this tradition. He then focuses on the practices of the Black Church, especially as it has engaged in issues of economic development and justice, and struggles with such issues as the full inclusion of women, sexuality, and health. Throughout, Pinn highlights the important and creative tension between "spiritual" and "mundane" concerns to which the Black Church must respond and by which it is shaped.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Note on Terminologyp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Historical and Theological Background
Themes in Black Church History, 1864 to 1970p. 3
The Church and Its Relationship to Africap. 4
The Great Migration and Religious Diversificationp. 7
The Black Church's Social Gospel: Jesus and Jobsp. 10
The Church and the Civil Rights Movementp. 13
The Black Church on Black Powerp. 14
Themes in Black Church History, 1970 to the Presentp. 17
The Black Church in Decline, 1970s-1980sp. 18
The Failed American Dream and Church Growth--1990sp. 27
1970s-1990s: Growth and Decline?p. 34
Burnings! A Late-Twentieth-Century Challenge to the Churchp. 35
Beliefs and Worship in the Black Churchp. 37
What the Church Believesp. 37
Worship as Celebration of Beliefp. 46
Themes in Contemporary Praxis
The Black Church on Economic Issuesp. 73
Community Economic Developmentp. 74
Poverty and Environmental Racismp. 82
The Black Church on Health and Sexualityp. 94
Illicit Drugsp. 95
HIV/AIDSp. 95
The Black Church, Health, and Health Carep. 96
Health Care on the Congregational Levelp. 101
Sexuality and Homophobiap. 105
Sexism and Church Ministryp. 116
Black Women and Auxiliary Workp. 117
Women as Ordained Ministersp. 120
Womanist Theology and the Critique of Sexismp. 131
Future Considerations: Technology and Megachurchesp. 133
The Megachurchesp. 135
Impact of the Megachurch Phenomenonp. 136
Chronologyp. 141
Notesp. 145
Selected Resourcesp. 161
Academic Booksp. 161
Popular Literaturep. 165
Encyclopediasp. 166
Journals and Periodicalsp. 166
Documentariesp. 168
Internet Resourcesp. 168
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9781570754234
ISBN-10: 1570754233
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28