Africentric Approaches to Christian Ministry: Strengthening Urban Congregations in African American Communitiesby Rosetta E. Ross J. Deotis Roberts Katie Geneva Cannon Warren L. Dennis Gayraud Wilmore Gloria J. Tate Marsha Snulligan Haney Ronald Edward Peters Richard C. Chapple Tumani Mutasa Nyajeka Johnnie Monroe Cain Hope Fielder Fred Douglas Smith
In a pluralistic world where the tendency is to dismiss or silence ethnic and racial differences, Africentric Approaches to Christian Ministry: Strengthening Urban Congregations in African American Communities offers invaluable insight into the ordering of urban congregational life, Christian ministry, and urban missiology from a worldview perspective that values the centrality of African people. Theological leaders and framers of African American religious studies, such as the following persons provide provocative insight for theological reflection and praxis: Gayraud Wilmore (The Black Church); J. Deotis Roberts (Africentric Christianity); Katie Geneva Cannon (Diaspora Ethics); and Cain Hope Fielder (New Testament Studies). The opening and closing chapters by co-editors Ronald Edward Peters and Marsha Snulligan Haney provide a critical knowledge base that frames Africentric Approaches to Christian Ministry. In light of the rapidly changing nature of Christianity globally (non-Western and non-European), this is a significant study on African American religious consciousness and urban praxis.
This book represents a major contribution toward the development of a global feminist theology. The personal histories and experiences of women of African, Asian, Anglo-American, and Latin-American heritage recounted here make it possible to analyze the social and historical contexts of their Christian faith. Their insights into the lives of those who have been oppressed or excluded, in the Third World or in the United States, clear the way for understanding the partnership of men and women everywhere.
In this new volume in the Library of Theological Ethics series, nine African American women scholars reflect on what it means to live as responsible doers of justice. This book presents analytical strategies for understanding the story of womanist scholarship in the service of the Black community.
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