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Black bodies and the Black church : a blues slant

Author: Kelly Brown Douglas
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
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"There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as long as the black church cannot be a home for certain bodies, such as LGBT bodies, then it has forsaken its very black faith identity. The black church must find a way back to itself. Kelly Brown Douglas argues that the way back is through the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN: 9780230116818 0230116817
OCLC Number: 768167327
Description: xxi, 204 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Black body/Black church: a blues slant --
Crazy blues --
Somebody's angel child --
The Devil's gonna get you --
"Hear me talkn' to ya" --
Down at the crossroads --
A crossroads God --
Black and blues church --
Blues coda: back to the crossroads.
Series Title: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
Responsibility: Kelly Brown Douglas.
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Blues is absolutely vital to black theological reflection and to the black church's existence. In Black Bodies and the Black Church, author Kelly Douglas Brown develops a blues crossroad theology,  Read more...

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"Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas' book is a must-read, full of theological insights about personal God-consciousness and prophetic religious vitality embedded in the heavy-hearted music genre, the blues." - Read more...

 
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