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The Courage To Hope : From Black Suffering to Human Redemption - Cornel West

The Courage To Hope

From Black Suffering to Human Redemption

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780807009536
Number Of Pages: 288

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In this unique collaboration, the most prized and esteemed scholars in theology, religious history, and sociology offer a new understanding of American spiritual life by placing African-American religious experience at its center. Moving from specific cases in African-American history and theology to discussions of how African-American experiences can and should inform all studies of American life, they uncover the spiritual human soul that unites all of us. The editors call this project a "testament of hope," and it is a powerful tribute to the late James M. Washington, whose works were an inspirational search for universality.
Contributors include James H. Cone, David D. Daniels III, Walter E. Fluker, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, E. Lee Hancock, Dale T. Irvin, Carolyn Ann Knight, Charles H. Long, Sandy Dwayne Martin, Genna Rae McNeil, Richard Newman, Albert J. Raboteau, Gary V. Simpson, Mark V.C. Taylor, Judith Weisenfeld, and Lucas Wilson.

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: The Intellectual Legacy of James Melvin Washingtonp. xi
"God's All in This Place": God and Historical Writing in the Postmodern Erap. 3
Passage and Prayer: The Origin of Religion in the Atlantic Worldp. 11
"The Blood of the Martyrs Is the Seed of Faith": Suffering in the Christianity of American Slavesp. 22
Providence and the Black Christian Consensus: A Historical Essay on the African American Religious Experiencep. 40
Evil and Salvation
Waymaking and Dimensions of Responsibility: An African American Perspective on Slavationp. 63
"Calling the Oppressors to Account": Justice, Love, and Hope in Black Religionp. 74
Difference as Evilp. 86
The Politics of Conversion and the Civilization of Fridayp. 103
Preaching and Scripture
Linking Texts with Contexts: The Biblical Sermon as Social Commentaryp. 121
What Can We Say to These Things?: James Melvin Washington and Preaching in the African American Church Traditionp. 134
Preaching by Punctuation: Moving from Texts and Ideas to Sermons That Live with Passionp. 147
Have You Not Read What David Did?: A Sermon for Jim Washingtonp. 162
Church and Community
Strangers and the Homecoming: Church and Community in the Grammar of Faithp. 173
Seeming Silence and African American Culture: Interruption as a Metaphor of Transformation in the Religious Historiography of James Melvin Washingtonp. 183
"Some Folks Get Happy and Some Folks Don't": Diversity, Community, and African American Christian Spiritualityp. 200
Letter to James: A Conversation on Archaeology and Soulp. 214
Benedictionp. 224
Notesp. 229
Contributor's Notesp. 255
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780807009536
ISBN-10: 0807009539
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32