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Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground Author Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN-10 1626981094
Release 2015-05-10
Pages 160
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"If Trayvon was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?" --President Barack Obama The 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws. The verdict, as much as the killing, sent shock waves through the African-American community, recalling a history of similar deaths, and the long struggle for justice. On the Sunday morning following the verdict, black preachers around the country addressed the question, "Where is the justice of God? What are we to hope for?" This book is an attempt to take seriously social and theological questions raised by this and similar stories, and to answer black church people's questions of justice and faith in response to the call of God. But Kelly Brown Douglas also brings another significant interpretative lens to this text: that of a mother. "There has been no story in the news that has troubled me more than that of Trayvon Martin's slaying. President Obama said that if he had a son his son would look like Trayvon. I do have a son and he does look like Trayvon." Her book will also affirm the "truth" of a black mother's faith in these times of stand your ground.



Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground Author Douglas Brown, Kelly
ISBN-10 9781608335404
Release 2015-05-05
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Stand Your Ground has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stand Your Ground also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stand Your Ground book for free.



Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation

Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation Author Eboni Marshall Turman
ISBN-10 9781137373885
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 214
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The Black Church is an institution that emerged in rebellion against injustice perpetrated upon black bodies. How is it, then, that black women's oppression persists in black churches? This book engages the Chalcedonian Definition as the starting point for exploring the body as a moral dilemma.



What s Faith Got to Do with It

What s Faith Got to Do with It Author Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN-10 1570756090
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 252
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This book was inspired by a challenge from one of Douglas's students: "How could you, a black woman, possibly be a Christian?" Reflection on the historical sins of Christians, particularly the role of white Christians in countenancing the lynching of African Americans, led her to broader questions: What is it about Christianity that could lend itself to racism and its violent abuses? What is it about Christianity that has allowed it to be both a bane and a blessing for black people? Douglas examines the various "distortions" in early Christianity--particularly the influence of platonic dualism, with its denigration of the body, and the alliance with imperial power. She shows how this later helped support white racism, just as it later fed homophobia and other distortions in the black church. Nevertheless, she ends by sharing an inspiring account of her own Christian faith, and why she is still a Christian.



Sexuality and the Black Church

Sexuality and the Black Church Author Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046011766
Release 1999
Pages 162
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This book tackles the "taboo" subject of sexuality that has long been avoided by the Black church and community. Douglas argues that this view of Black sexuality has interfered with constructive responses to the AIDS crisis and teenage pregnancies, fostered intolerance of sexual diversity, frustrated healthy male/female relationships, and rendered Black and womanist theologians silent on sexual issues.



Their Own Receive Them Not

Their Own Receive Them Not Author Horace L. Griffin
ISBN-10 9781608995950
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 256
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In Their Own Receive Them Not, Griffin provides a historical overview and critical analysis of the black church and its current engagement with lesbian and gay Christians, and shares ways in which black churches can learn to reach out and confront all types of oppression--not just race--in order to do the work of the black community.



Black Bodies and the Black Church

Black Bodies and the Black Church Author Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN-10 9781137091437
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 204
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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, which allows the black church to remain true to itself and relevant in black lives.



The Black Christ

The Black Christ Author Kelly Brown Douglas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026868268
Release 1994
Pages 134
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This compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community surveys the history of the Black Christ from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.



The Meaning of Freedom

The Meaning of Freedom Author Angela Y. Davis
ISBN-10 9780872865860
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 202
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What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Y. Davis' life and work have been dedicated to examining this fundamental question and to ending all forms of oppression that deny people their political, cultural, and sexual freedom. In this collection of twelve searing, previously unpublished speeches, Davis confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the United States. With her characteristic brilliance, historical insight, and penetrating analysis, Davis addresses examples of institutional injustice and explores the radical notion of freedom as a collective striving for real democracy - not something granted or guaranteed through laws, proclamations, or policies, but something that grows from a participatory social process that demands new ways of thinking and being. "The speeches gathered together here are timely and timeless," writes Robin D.G. Kelley in the foreword, "they embody Angela Davis' uniquely radical vision of the society we need to build, and the path to get there." The Meaning of Freedom articulates a bold vision of the society we need to build and the path to get there. This is her only book of speeches. "Davis' arguments for justice are formidable. . . . The power of her historical insights and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied."—The New York Times "One of America's last truly fearless public intellectuals." —Cynthia McKinney, former US Congresswoman "Angela Davis offers a cartography of engagement in oppositional social movements and unwavering commitment to justice." —Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Women's Studies, Hamilton College "Angela Davis deserves credit, not just for the dignity and courage with which she has lived her life, but also for raising important critiques of a for-profit penitentiary system decades before those arguments gained purchase in the mainstream." —Thomas Chatterton Williams, SFGate "Angela Davis's revolutionary spirit is still strong. Still with us, thank goodness!" —Virginian-Pilot "Long before 'race/gender' became the obligatory injunction it is now, Angela Davis was developing an analytical framework that brought all of these factors into play. For readers who only see Angela Davis as a public icon . . . meet the real Angela Davis: perhaps the leading public intellectual of our era." —Robin D. G. Kelley author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original "There was a time in America when to call a person an 'abolitionist' was the ultimate epithet. It evoked scorn in the North and outrage in the South. Yet they were the harbingers of things to come. They were on the right side of history. Prof. Angela Y. Davis stands in that proud, radical tradition." —Mumia Abu-Jamal, author of Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A. "Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis, open, relentless, and on time!" —June Jordan "Political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the U.S. in her book, The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues." —Travis Smiley Radio Angela Y. Davis is professor emerita at the University of California and author of numerous books. She is a much sought after public speaker and an internationally known advocate for social justice. Robin D.G. Kelley is the author of many books and a professor at the University of Southern California.



Enfleshing Freedom

Enfleshing Freedom Author Mary Shawn Copeland
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124117180
Release 2010
Pages 186
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* Harvests insights of black women's historical experience for theology * Rethinks what it means to be human in light of African American experience



The Christian Imagination

The Christian Imagination Author Willie James Jennings
ISBN-10 9780300163087
Release 2010
Pages 366
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The Christian Imagination has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Christian Imagination also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Christian Imagination book for free.



Making a Way Out of No Way

Making a Way Out of No Way Author Monica A. Coleman
ISBN-10 9780800662936
Release 2008
Pages 220
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* A womanist theology of change * Integrates postmodern thought, womanist theology, and process philosophy



Disruptive Christian Ethics

Disruptive Christian Ethics Author Traci C. West
ISBN-10 066422959X
Release 2006
Pages 216
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This book brings to the fore the difficult realities of racism and the sexual violation of women. Traci West argues for a liberative method of Christian social ethics in which the discussion begins not with generic philosophical concepts but in the concrete realities of the lives of the socially and economically marginalized.



Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice Author Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
ISBN-10 1570751633
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 339
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This updated edition of the classroom favorite confirms its place as the most important systematic theology reader available with a liberationist perspective. Global in its outlook, Lift Every Voice incorporates the voices of men and women, Native Americans, Anglos, Hispanics, Blacks, Africans, and Asians. Part 1, on theological method, includes a new chapter by Ada Maria Isasi Diaz on love of neighbor in the twenty-first century. Part 2 centers on God and has a new chapter by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite. Part 3 includes Rosemary Radford Ruether's classic essay on eschatology and feminism. Andy Smith contributes an exciting new essay, "The Spirituality Liberation Praxis of Native Women" to Part 4, which also includes Mary Potter Engel's much-quoted essay on "Evil, Sin, and Violation of the Vulnerable". Part 5 opens with Mary D. Pellauer's and Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite's classic essay on grace and healing from the perspective of the movement to end violence against women. It also includes pieces by Carter Heywood and Jacquelyn Grant on christology, and concludes with Sharon Ringe and Kwok Pui Lan's essays on reading the Bible. The careful organization and choice of essays makes Lift Every Voice a valuable book for a wide variety of courses. Its breadth and timeliness makes it possible to show the liberationist implications of the classic theological curriculum.



Migrants and Citizens

Migrants and Citizens Author Tisha M. Rajendra
ISBN-10 9781467448802
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 179
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In all the noisy rhetoric currently surrounding immigration, one important question is rarely asked: What ethical responsibilities do immigrants and citizens have to each other? In this book Tisha Rajendra reframes the confused and often heated debate over immigration around the world, proposes a new definition of justice based on responsibility to relationships, and develops a Christian ethic to address this vexing social problem.



Ferguson and Faith

Ferguson and Faith Author Francis, Leah Gunning
ISBN-10 9780827211056
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 192
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The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, with many St. Louis-area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today's Civil Rights Movement. Seminary professor Leah Gunning Francis was among the activists, and her interviews with more than two dozen faith leaders and with the new movement's organizers take us behind the scenes of the continuing protests. Ferguson and Faith demonstrates that being called to lead a faithful life can take us to places we never expected to go, with people who never expected us to join hands with them. Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community is the first book from the partnership of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) and Chalice Press.



If it Wasn t for the Women

If it Wasn t for the Women  Author Cheryl Gilkes
ISBN-10 1570753431
Release 2001
Pages 253
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These collected essays examine the roles of women in their churches and communities, the implication of those roles for African American culture, and the tensions and stereotypes that shape societal responses to these roles. Gilkes examines the ways black women and their experience shape the culture and consciousness of the black religious experience, and reflects on some of the crises and conflicts that attend this experience.