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We have been believers : an African-American systematic theology

Author: James H Evans
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©1992.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Evans
ISBN: 0800626729 9780800626723
OCLC Number: 25746762
Description: xii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Revelation and Liberation. The Meaning of Revelation. The Meaning of Liberation. Two Aspects of African-American Religion. Narrative and African-American Theological Discourse. Narrative and Method in African-American Theology --
2. The Bible: A Text for Outsiders. The Bible and Slavery. The Bible and Liberation. Dismembering the Text: Remembering the Story. Biblical Foundations for Black Theology --
3. The Ungiven God. The Problem of God in African-American Experience. The Idea of God. The Concept of God. God, Freedom, and Impartiality. God, Love, and Partisanship. God, Personhood, and Creativity --
4. Jesus Christ: Liberator and Mediator. The "Figura" of Christ in African-American Experience. Jesus and the Disinherited. The Development of Christology in Black Theology. Conclusion --
5. On Being Black. The Problem of Humanity in African-American Experience. Racism and the Christian Understanding of Humanity. The Doctrine of Humanity in Black Theology. Three Dimensions of Human Existence --
6. The Community of Faith and the Spirit of Freedom. The Problem of Community in African-American Religious Experience. The Church in Black Theology. Toward an African-American Ecclesiology --
7. The Last Shall Be First. History and Hope in African-American Experience. Eschatology in Black Theology. History, Hope, and Freedom.
Responsibility: James H. Evans, Jr.

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The meaning of revelation -- The meaning of liberation -- Two aspects of African-American religion -- Narrative and African-American theological discourse -- Narrative and method in African-American theology -- The Bible and slavery -- The Bible and liberation -- Dismembering the text : remembering the story -- Biblical foundations for black theology -- The problem of God in African-American experience -- The idea of God -- The concept of God -- God, freedom, and impartiality -- God, love and partisanship -- God, personhood and creativity -- The “figura” of Christ in African-American experience -- Jesus and the disinherited -- The development of Christology in black theology -- Conclusion -- The problem of humanity in African-American experience -- Racism and the Christian understanding of humanity -- The doctrine of humanity in black theology -- Three dimensions of human existence -- The problem of community in African-American religious experience -- The church in black theology -- Toward an African-American ecclesiology -- History and hope in African-American experience -- Eschatology in black theology -- History, hope and freedom.


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