By Dwight N. Hopkins
African American trust constructions and wish practices blossom from the black folk's spiritual encounters with God, Hopkins contends. the 1st 1/2 his bold paintings reconstructs the cultural matrix of African American religion--a overall lifestyle shaped by way of Protestantism, American tradition, and the establishment of slavery (16191865)--in which racial identities built. Whites from Europe and blacks from Africa arrived with particular, differing perspectives of God, religion, perform, and humanity. Hopkins recreates their worldviews and the way white theology sought to remake African american citizens into obviously inferior beings divinely ordained into subservience. The counter voice of enslaved blacks begets the Spirit of Liberation.
Tracking that Spirit, Hopkins crafts an particular black theology of the Spirit of Liberation for us (God, bankruptcy 4), with us (Jesus, bankruptcy 5), and in us (human function, bankruptcy 6). Out of the crucible of slavery emerge the lineaments of a confident non secular imaginative and prescient: the structure of a brand new self and a divinely purposed liberation towards complete religious and fabric humanity.
Hopkins's sweeping imaginative and prescient, awesome scholarship, and astute social research make for a desirable and demanding quantity, person who can assist all readers locate which means and goal within the daunting 350-year pilgrimage of African Americans.
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Down, Up, and Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology (New Vectors in the Study of Religion and Theology) by Dwight N. Hopkins