Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

October 30, 2020
Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

This volume discusses normative theological categories from ablack perspective and argues that there is no major Christiandoctrine on which black theology has not commented. Part Oneexplores introductory questions such as: what have been thehistorical and social factors fostering a black theology, and whatare some of the internal factors key to its growth? Part Twoexamines major doctrines which have been important for blacktheology in terms of clarifying key intellectual foci common to thestudy of religion. The final part discusses black theology as aworld-wide development constituted by interdisciplinary approaches.The volume has an important role in bringing Christian thought intoconfrontation with one of the central challenges of modernity,namely the problem of race and racism. This Companion putstheological themes in conversation with issues of ethnicity,gender, social analysis, politics and class and is ideal forundergraduate and graduate students.