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Indigenous Black theology : toward an African-centered theology of the African American religious experience

Author: Jawanza Eric Clark
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For black people in America, Christian formation historically has come at a steep price--alienation from, even shame for, their African past. This alienation is primarily rooted in the acceptance of two orthodox Christian doctrines: the doctrines of original sin and Jesus Christ as exclusive savior. This work is concerned with the way Black Christian formation, because of the acceptance of universal, absolute, and  Read more...
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Clark, Jawanza Eric.
Indigenous Black theology.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012005791
(OCoLC)780161468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jawanza Eric Clark
ISBN: 9781137002839 1137002832 1283737051 9781283737050 1349433950 9781349433957
OCLC Number: 815755404
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 186 pages).
Contents: I once was lost, but now I'm found: the origins of Black Christian anti-African sentiment --
Only way to salvation: a Christological critique --
Overcoming religious and cultural amnesia: who are the ancestors? --
Indigenous Black theology: toward a theology of the ancestors --
Dead are not dead: the future of Black theology and Black church theologies.
Series Title: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
Responsibility: Jawanza Eric Clark.

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This work is concerned with the way Black Christian formation, because of the acceptance of universal, absolute, and exclusive Christian doctrines, seems to justify and even encourage anti-African  Read more...

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"Jawanza Eric Clark's Akan-based criticism of Christian dogmatics will edify those who read him. He makes his case for an African-centered hermeneutics skillfully, knowledgeably, and in depth." - Read more...

 
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