TI: Modernity and the Problem of Evil
AU: Schrift,-Alan-D (ed)
PB: Indiana-Univ-Pr :
AB: What motivates human beings to do evil? Is evil simply the sheer perverse desire to do harm or wrong? Can evil be explained or made intelligible, or does it resist all efforts at comprehension? What atrocities are human beings capable of, and what might God allow to occur? Alan D. Schrift and the contributors to this volume explore evil from a postmodern perspective. While giving particular attention to modern evils such as the Holocaust, South African apartheid, the Rwandan genocide, and the events of September 11, 2001, the essays collected here cover broad philosophical and religious ground as they illustrate how society deals with evil. Readers will find new ways to think about the concept of evil and discover new tools for sorting out the moral and ethical issues surrounding evil in today's world. (publisher, edited)
DE: EVIL-; MODERNITY-; POLITICAL-PHILOSOPHY; VIOLENCE-
TI: Gods and Ethics in Traditional African Religion and Philosophy
SO: Essence-. 2005; 2: 144-151
AB: What are the activities of the deity/deities in African societies? Are they custodians or violators of moral codes? Are the deities attending to human problems on behalf of the Supreme Being or are they compounding it? Do they have any influence or control on the morality of the people? Do the deities punish or celebrates offenders? Answers to these and other related questions as to what constitutes crime and punishment in African societies will be attempted in this paper. We begin with a brief explanation of traditional African religion. Thereafter, we briefly explain the concept of ethics and concludes with an examination of the role of ethics in traditional African religion. (edited)
DE: AFRICAN-; ETHICS-; GODS-; RELIGION-; TRADITION-
TI: An Epistemological Defense of Religious Tolerance: Faith, Citizenship, and Crises of Religious and Cultural Identities in Post-Western Missionary
SO: Philosophia-Africana. Mr 2005; 8(1): 21-35
AB: The relationship between Christianity and other religions was clouded in post-Western Christian Africa. The article is about three arguments in defense of religious tolerance in post-Western Christianity: (1) there is no epistemological justification for exclusivist interpretation of religions; (2) if the place of one's birth has an effect on what religion one follows, there is no justification for accepting one religion over another; (3) Jesus advocates for religious tolerance, teaching that only one God is real. The article proposes a cross-fertilization method for religious discussion, and concludes that religions hold the promise to be catalysts for uniting people that hold divergent views.
DE: AFRICAN-; CITIZENSHIP-; FAITH-; RELIGION-; TOLERANCE-
24 TI: Mapping "Whiteness": The Complexity of Racial Formation and the Subversive Moral Imagination of the "Motley Crowd"
SO: Journal-of-the-Society-of-Christian-Ethics. Spr-Sum 2005; 25(1): 99-122
AB: This essay maps social historical and social scientific interpretations of 'whiteness' to develop an understanding of the complexity and rootedness of whiteness as a social construction. Mapping whiteness helps clarify historical pitfalls in the interpretation of racial formation, including the problems of essentialism, dualism, and assimilationism. A social historical perspective retrieves the multiethnic and multiclass reality of the "motley crowd" -- sailors, slaves, and commoners whose religious and radical praxis subverted the dominant political and economic forces of the revolutionary
DE: ASSIMILATION-; CATHOLICISM-; RACE-; RELIGION-; THEOLOGY-; WHITENESS-
TI: A Companion to African Philosophy: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
AU: Wiredu,-Kwasi (ed); Abraham,-William-E (ed); Irele,-Abiola (and-others)
PB: Blackwell-Publishing :
AB: The 42 essays encompass all the main branches of philosophy--logic, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, religion, and politics, among others--as these have occupied the African mind in both communal and individual conceptions. A special feature of the volume is its historical dimension, including a substantial treatment of ancient African philosophy as encountered in ancient
3 TI: "A Mingling of Heathen Rites": Representing Black Religion in The Souls of Black Folk
SO: Philosophia-Africana. Ag 04; 7(2): 47-58
AB: This paper focuses on the vocabulary that W.E.B. Du Bois mobilizes in his treatment of the religious expression of slaves in The Souls of Black Folk. I argue that the schism that one notes in Du Bois's discussion of black religious expression reflects a larger double-consciousness--a critical two-ness, reflective of Du Bois's own cultural position as regards Black American culture. In addition, Du Bois's discussion of black religious expression highlights the currency of early twentieth century debates regarding the readiness of African Americans, then recently removed from slavery, for an impending modern age. In an attempt to answer these questions, Du Bois resorts to the problematic discourse of a newly burgeoning social science as a means of effecting social reform and redress. (edited)
4 TI: Religion and the Binding of The Souls of Black Folk
SO: Philosophia-Africana. Ag 04; 7(2): 17-31
AB: This paper considers the role that religion plays in Du Bois's construction of The Souls of Black Folk. It argues that Du Bois creates a cohesive text through original writings, along with revisions in earlier work, that center on African American religious life. In turn, Du Bois's neglected call for a "new religious ideal" in "Of the Faith of the Fathers" represents the text's overarching drama-adapting religious tradition to meet modern political demands. Du Bois works through this dilemma in his account of double consciousness in religious life and in the confrontation in "Of the Coming of John" between John and his community.
TI: "Culture, Religion, and the Pursuit of Science: The African Experience" in To the Mountain: Essays in Honour of Professor George F. McLean, Sweet, William (ed), 323-347
PB: Fu-Jen-Catholic-Univ-Pr :
DE: AFRICAN-; CULTURE-; RELIGION-; SCIENCE-
TI: "Okot p'Bitek's Critique of Western Scholarship on African Religion" in A Companion to African Philosophy: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Wiredu, Kwasi (ed), 364-373
PB: Blackwell-Publishing :
DE: AFRICAN-; RELIGION-; WESTERN-
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39 TI: "Religion in African Culture: Some Conceptual Issues" in A Companion to African Philosophy: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Wiredu, Kwasi (ed), 355-363
PB: Blackwell-Publishing :
AB: The paper attempts to define the substance of African traditional religion. This is done in relation to the claim of some African scholars that Africans are religious in all things. The position advanced is that the role of religion in African culture has been, to a large extent, misrepresented. It is therefore suggested that the correction of some of these distortions should be one of the tasks of an African philosophy of religion.
I: Anger and Human Transcendence: A Response to "A Rahnerian Reading of Black Rage"
SO: Philosophy-and-Theology. 2003; 15(1): 217-228
AB: Given the indisputable influence of racism and the ideology of white supremacy upon our national character, Carmichael Peters has done the theological guild a great service in bringing the insights of Karl Rahner to bear upon one of the manifestations of this tragic legacy: the existence of "black rage." This response to Peter's paper will further this discussion by examining four questions: What is "black rage?" What does Rahner add to our understanding and/or assessment of black rage? What does black rage offer to our understanding of Rahner? What does the phenomenon of black rage tell us regarding the adequacy of the Rahnerian project? (edited)
TI: A Rahnerian Reading of Black Rage
SO: Philosophy-and-Theology. 2003; 15(1): 191-215
AB: This paper brings Karl Rahner's understanding of human ex-sistence (L. ex 'out, forth' and sistere 'to stand')--that is, human 'standing forth'--to bear upon the phenomenon of black rage in the
The African Philosophy Reader (Second Edition): A Text with
AU: Coetzee,-P-H (ed); Roux,-A-P-J (ed)
PB: Routledge :
AB: This considerably revised second edition of The African Philosophy Reader presents the current philosophical debate in
"Black Women's Experiences, Philosophy of Religion and Womanist Theology: An Introduction through Jacquelyn Grant's Hermeneutics of Location in Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, John McCledon and George Yancy (eds)
SO: American-Philosophical-Association-Newsletters. Fall 2002; 02(1): 56-65
AB: In this article, I show that African-American theologian Jacquelyn Grant's White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus is undergirded by a Christological hermeneutics of location. She shares important assumptions that motivate white feminist Christology, but her text involves a womanist apologia regarding the unique nature of Black women's suffering. The practice of many white feminists to homogenize differential experiences of suffering de-politicizes the gravity and specificity of non-White women's experiences of oppression. Grants is a theological liberationist polemical text, where faith searches for both understanding and especially liberation through engaging biblical reflection vis-a-vis African-American women's concrete modes being-in-the-world.
TI: "The Impact of Non-African Religions, Philosophies, and Systems of Thought on African Life, and on the Interpretation of African Philosophies" in Thought and Practice in African Philosophy (Selected Papers from the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), Presbey, Gail M; Smith, Daniel; Abuya, Pamela A; Nyarwath, Oriare (eds), 131-137
PB: Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation :
AB: Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam have impacted African religion, philosophy, and moral values. Deep and helpful insights of these foreign religions do not take root. Instead, the worst aspects of materialism and egoism spread. Hypocrisy reigns, as politicians gain praise for their large donations during church services, without exposing the corrupt dealings that amassed the fortune in the first place. Many Kenyans are trained in Western philosophy which emphasizes critical reflection in search of the truth. However, Western-trained African philosophers have been analyzing African religions, and then distort it because of their Western training. Many Africans live by a narrow value which insists that "we must help our family, those close to us," but recent Kenyan novelists have portrayed characters who go beyond narrow concerns to embrace the humanity of the poor.
: "A Critique of Cornel West's Christo-Marxian Prescription for Social Justice" in Social Philosophy Today: Race, Social Identity, and Human Dignity, Volume 16, Hughes, Cheryl L (ed), 95-112
PB: Philosophy-Doc-Ctr :
AB: This essay examines Cornel West's position that social justice for the socially marginalized, especially African Americans, can only be obtained through, among other things, a synthesis of Marxian critique of capitalistic culture and hegemony, and Black prophetic theological outlook. I bring out certain limitations in West's position, in particular, what I construe as his tendency to reduce all forms of oppression to the economic. Furthermore, even as I agree with West that capitalism needs to be examined, I argue, on the contrary, that social justice can still be effected within a reformed liberal capitalist system.
TI: Cornel West: A Critical Reader
AU: Yancy,-George (ed)
PB: Blackwell-Publishers :
AB: This comprehensive philosophical text offers a systematic and thematic approach to philosopher Cornel West's philosophical work. It moves the reader through his distinctive form of prophetic pragmatism, his historicist and improvisational philosophy of religion, his socialist democratic and truncated Marxist political philosophy, and his reflections on a range of cultural issues.
DE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN; CULTURAL-STUDIES; POLITICAL-PHILOSOPHY; PRAGMATISM-; RACE-; RELIGION-
66 TI: Africana Slave Religious Thought and the Philosophy of Education
SO: Philosophy-of-Education. 2001; 132-140
DE: AFRICAN-; EDUCATION-; RELIGION-
TI: Theistic Humanism--African Philosophical Tradition AU: Dukor,-Maduabuchi SO: Journal-of-Indian-Council-of-Philosophical-Research. Jl-S 01; 18(3): 47-76 IS: 0970-7794 AB: Despite errors of identity and fallacies as well as misconceptions about Africa, African philosophical tradition that I call "Theistic humanism" can be described as "Afraa" just in the fashion of Darshana, Confucianism, Taoism etc. This is the philosophical import of religious world views, folklores, proverbs and myths and symbols of the Africans. African philosophy is a philosophy of culture on the myths, symbols, rituals and the world views of the African. Theistic humanism is a philosophical doctrine designating African ideas of man, universe and God. (edited)
70 TI: Culture, Worldview and Religion: A Perspective from the African Continent AU: Van-der-Walt,-Bennie-J SO: Philosophia-Reformata. 2001; 66(1): 23-38 IS: 0031-8035 AB: In defining the concepts and relationship between culture, worldview and religion, the following steps are taken: (1) Cultural diversity is explained as different reactions to God's creational revelation. Therefore, ethnocentrism (in the form of either Eurocentrism or Afrocentrism) is rejected as well as cultural relativism. (2) From a world-viewish perspective traditional African and modern Western cultures are compared. (3) The failure of Western developmental efforts in
TI: "Existential Aptness and Epistemological Correctness: West and the Identity of the 'Lord'" in Cornel West: A Critical Reader, Yancy, George (ed), 167-175 AU: Young-III,-Josiah-Ulysses PB: Blackwell-Publishers : Oxford, 2001 AB: Josiah Young draws upon West's categories of "existential aptness" and "epistemological correctness," maintaining that individual rights to self-expression involve existential aptness and that democratic structures championed by Marxist praxis involve epistemological correctness. Consistent with other liberation theological standpoints, for Young, God plays a significant role in West's project of speaking truth to power. Hence, Young sees West's "theo-praxic" position as counter to the atheology of Ludwig A. Feuerbach. Lastly, Young links his concerns with the devastation of the African world within the context of West's exposition of "post-industrial cosmopolitan American culture" where a humane God and a humane form of human interaction have been marginalized. DE: ATHEOLOGY-; MARXISM-; PRAXIS-
TI: "'Let Suffering Speak': The Vocation of a Black Intellectual" in Cornel West: A Critical Reader, Yancy, George (ed), 105-114 AU: Cone,-James-H PB: Blackwell-Publishers : Oxford, 2001 AB: James Cone provides a partly personal narrative/essay where he shares his memory of having first met the twenty-four year old West and being captivated by his intellectual brilliance. Cone explicates some of the mutual influences that he and West had on each other and some of their shared conclusions. For example, both came to accept that black theology and the black church needed Marxism to gain an understanding of various socio-political structures that are in need of change. Yet, both of them held the conviction that the black church provided deep cultural and spiritual power to resist.
TI: Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought AU: Gordon,-Lewis-R PB: Routledge : New York, 2000 IB: 0415926432 AB: The intellectual history of the last quarter of this century has been market by the growing influence of Africana thought--an area of philosophy that focuses on issues raised by the struggle over ideas in African cultures and their hybrid forms in Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. The book is an engaging and highly readable introduction to the field of Africana philosophy and will help to define this rapidly growing field. Lewis R. Gordon clearly explicates Africana existential thought to a general audience, covering a wide range of both classic and contemporary thinkers--from Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois to Frantz Fanon, Angela Davis and Naomi Zack. (publisher, edited)
TI: "'Handsome Is as Handsome Does'" in The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 4: Philosophies of Religion, Art, and Creativity, Stoehr, Kevin L (ed), 187-196 AU: Hallen,-Barry PB: Philosophy-Doc-Ctr : Bowling Green, 1999 AB: Today the study of African aesthetics constitutes one of the most exciting and dynamic subdisciplines in African and intercultural studies. Yet, because it is also a discipline in which African meanings must of necessity be translated into and expressed by one of the few 'world' languages (English, French), it is in the interests of all concerned--Africans and non-Africans--to work together to ensure that the highest possible professional standards are maintained. (edited) DE: AESTHETICS-; AFRICAN-; EPISTEMOLOGY-
TI: Philosophy from Africa: A Text with Readings AU: Coetzee,-P-H (ed); Roux,-A-P-J (ed) PB: Intl-Thomson-Publ : Halfway House, 1998 IB: 1868640078 AB: From early sage philosophers to Leopold Senghor of Senegal and Steven Biko of South Africa, African thinking has challenged the way we think. As we enter a new millennium, the perspectives provided in this volume offer wise and refreshing alternatives to problems of self and society, culture, aesthetics, metaphysics and religion. Out of
TI: Pragmatism and Womanist Theology: Interpretive Possibilities AU: Smith,-Chandra-Taylor SO: American-Journal-of-Theology-and-Philosophy. My 98; 19(2): 209-223 IS: 0194-3448 DE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN; PRAGMATISM-; RELIGION-; THEOLOGY- PS: WEST,-C LA: English DT: Journal-Article AN: 1658979
TI: Rethinking the Nature and Tasks of African American Theology: A Pragmatic Perspective AU: Pinn,-Anthony-B SO: American-Journal-of-Theology-and-Philosophy. My 98; 19(2): 191-208 IS: 0194-3448 AB: African-American theology has too often embraced a limited canon of black religion that does not acknowledge the full range of African-American experiences. As a result, African-American theology is too apologetic and provincial, failing to appreciate complex African-American experience. This essay seeks to offer, from a pragmatic posture, some initial thoughts on the nature and look of reworked African-American theology. This is accomplished by: (1) rethinking the canon of black religions theologians draw from; (2) redefining the objective of black theology to embrace Victor Anderson's sense of "fulfillment;" and (3) using the work of Gordon Kaufman and Charles Long to make shifts methodologically and, in this way, open African-American theology to
TI: "Cornel West" in African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations, Yancy, George (ed), 31-48 AU: Yancy,-George; West,-Cornel PB: Routledge : New York, 1998 AB: George Yancy interviews African-American philosopher Cornel West about his life and work as a philosopher. West explores his early philosophical development and the influence of Kierkegaard on his early thinking. We also explore the importance of Harvard's philosophy department on West, and his relationship with Richard Rorty while at
TI: In Darkness with God: The Life of Joseph Gomez, a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church AU: Gomez-Jefferson,-Annetta-Louise RV: Jefferson,-Alphine-W SO: American-Philosophical-Association-Newsletters. Fall 2003; 03(1): 56-61 IS: 1067-9464 PB: Kent-State-Univ-Pr :
TI: Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity, and the Americas AU: Batstone,-David (ed); Mendieta,-Eduardo (ed); Lorentzen,-Lois-Ann (and-other-eds) PB: Routledge : New York, 1997 IB: 0415916593 AB: Over the last thirty years, liberation theology has irrevocably altered religious thinking and practice throughout the Americas. Liberation theology rises up at the margins of social power. Drawing its energies from the black community in the United States, grassroots religious communities in Latin America and feminist circles in North Atlantic countries, theologies of liberation have emerged as a resource and inspiration for people seeking social and political freedom.(publisher, edited) DE: AMERICAN-; CHRISTIANITY-; POSTMODERNISM-; RELIGION-; THEOLOGY-; WORLD-
TI: Interview with the African Philosopher Kwame Gyekye AU: Lolke,-Ulrich SO: Quest-. 1997; 11(1-2): 80-99 IS: 1011-226X AB: The paper gives an outline of both the enhancement of the Philosophy Department at the University of Ghana and of Professor Gyekye's own contributions to a corpus of an African philosophy. Professor in Legon since the seventies, he began his career with contributions to Arabic philosophy and started later on to deal with the explicit question of an African philosophy. Its content as a discourse within an "African experience" has been his main interest. In the interview, he discusses in detail the problematics of philosophical key concepts as: technology, culture, development, sage philosophy, religion, tradition and modernity.
TI: "Self-Transformation in American Blacks: The Harlem Renaissance and Black Theology" in Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy, Gordon, Lewis R (ed), 37-47 AU: Morrison-II,-Roy-D PB: Routledge :
113 TI: Religion and the New African American Intellectuals AU: Allen,-Norm-R SO: Nature,-Society,-and-Thought. 1996; 9(2): 159-187 IS: 0890-6130 AB: Contemporary African-American intellectuals are taking a prominent place in debates on a range of social and moral issues. Cornel West attempts a fusion of progressive politics with Christian values, while Stephen Carter links these values with more middle-of-the-road views. But critical thinking makes for an unstable fusion with religious beliefs, and hence, the present situation for African-American intellectuals is fraught with tensions and contradictory cross currents, at the same time as they support progressive politics in general.
African Philosophy: Selected Readings AU: Mosley,-Albert-G (ed) PB: Prentice-Hall : Englewood Cliffs, 1995 IB: 0023841818 DE: AFRICAN-; ETHICS-; ETHNOPHILOSOPHY-; MAGIC-; PHILOSOPHY-; RELIGION- LA: English
TI: "African Religions and Philosophy" in African Philosophy: Selected Readings, Mosley, Albert G (ed) AU: Mbiti,-John PB: Prentice-Hall : Englewood Cliffs, 1995 DE: AFRICAN-; PHILOSOPHY-; RELIGION-
TI: Womanist Ethics: Contemporary Trends and Themes AU: Sanders,-Cheryl-J SO: Annual-of-the-Society-of-Christian-Ethics. 1994; 299-305 IS: 0732-4928 AB: This essay is a survey of ethical and theological writings by African-American women religious scholars from 1985 to 1994. Their books, articles, dissertations, and anthologies use black women's lives and literature as resources for constructing ethical claims. Attention is given to works by Katie Cannon, Jacquelyn Grant, Delores Williams, Emilie Townes, Toinette Eugene, Marcia Riggs, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Cheryl Sanders, Annete Dula, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Clarice Martin, Renita Weems, and others. Several contemporary trends in womanist ethics are described, including spirituality, theodicy, ontology, dialogue with black male and white feminist theologians, biblical ethics, biomedical ethics, and black church relations.
TI: In Pursuit of a Just Society: Martin Luther King, Jr, and John Rawls AU: Franklin,-Robert-Michael SO: Journal-of-Religious-Ethics. Fall 90; 18(2): 57-77 IS: 0384-9694 AB: The social thought of Martin Luther King, Jr, creatively joins the particularity of the African-American freedom struggle, with its roots deep in Black religious experience, to the universalist rhetoric of America's constitutive documents to produce an inclusive conception of justice for all in American society. This essay places King's thought in dialogue with that of the contemporary American moral philosopher John Rawls. Such conversation is important in both directions. Secular moral philosophers such as Rawls are challenged by King's thought to take account of the importance of religion in offering critical and constructive resources for public life, while King's project and the tradition of Black Christian activism in which he stood are strengthened in their relation to public discourse by taking account of the challenge of a moral philosophy based on reason. This essay has two parts: an overview of King's vision of the just society and a comparative examination of this vision through selected elements of Rawls' theory of justice.
0 TI: Who Cares: Theory, Research and Educational Implications of the Ethic of Care. AU: BRABECK,-MARY-M PB: Greenwood-Pr :
TI: Process Theology and Black Liberation: Testing the Whiteheadian Metaphysical Foundations. AU: YOUNG,-Henry-James SO: Contemporary-Philosophy. My 89; 26-30 IS: 0732-4944 DE: BLACKS-; LIBERATION-; METAPHYSICS-; PROCESS-THEOLOGY
TI: "I've Known Rivers": Black Theology's Response to Process Theology. AU: THANDEKA, SO: Process-Studies. Wint 89; 18(4): 282-293 IS: 0360-6503 AB: William R Jones, Theodore Walker and Henry James Young share a worldview which is not apparent. The purpose of this essay is to identify their common vision. This paper demonstrates that much of their vision cannot be interpreted by process categories. Their worldview has the integrity of the hard-edged hope of the oppressed. This worldview is not an adventure of ideas but rather the pathway of a people moving toward liberation. To the extent that process theologians understand this, they will be forced to acknowledge the partisan nature of their own metaphysical claims. This acknowledgement should bring forth a reevaluation of the implicit paternalism that allows process theologians to maintain a comfortable intellectual separation from the lived experiences of the oppressed. This paper accomplishes its task by analyzing the arguments of Jones, Walker and Young in support of their contention that process theology's current theodicy is inadequate. DE: BLACK-STUDIES; METAPHYSICS-; PROCESS-THEOLOGY
163 TI: Process Theology and Black Liberation: Testing the Whiteheadian Metaphysical Foundations. AU: YOUNG,-HENRY-JAMES SO: Process-Studies. Wint 89; 18(4): 259-267 IS: 0360-6503 DE: BLACKS-; LIBERATION-THEOLOGY; PROCESS-THEOLOGY; RELIGION- LA: ENGLISH DT: Journal-Article AN: 1187989
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164 TI: Hartshorne's Neoclassical Theism and Black Theology. AU: WALKER-JR,-THEODORE SO: Process-Studies. Wint 89; 18(4): 240-258 IS: 0360-6503 DE: BLACK-STUDIES; NEOCLASSICISM-; RELIGION-; THEISM-; THEOLOGY- LA: ENGLISH DT: Journal-Article AN: 1187988
In Database: The Philosopher's Index 1940-2007/06.
AFRICAN POLYMONOTHEISM: AN EXISTENTIAL HUMANISTIC CULTURE. AU: DUKOR,-MADUABUCHI SO: Philosophy-and-Social-Action. JA-JE 89; 15: 23-31 IS: 0377-2772 AB: THE EXISTENCE OF POLYTHEISTIC AND MONOTHEISTIC ELEMENTS IN ANCIENT AFRICAN COSMOLOGY JUSTIFIES THE FORMULATION OF THE CONCEPT, 'POLYMONOTHEISM', THAT IS, UNITY IN DIVERSITY. POLYMONOTHEISM IS A PRAGMATIC CULTURE; IT HELPED THE AFRICANS TO ACCOMPLISH A
196 TI: PHILOSOPHY BORN OF STRUGGLE: ANTHOLOGY OF AFRO-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY FROM 1917. AU: HARRIS,-LEONARD (ED) PB: KENDALL-HUNT : DUBUQUE, 1983 DE: AESTHETICS-; AFRICAN-; BLACKS-; CLASS-; POLITICAL-THEORY; RACISM-; SOCIAL-ETHICS; SOCIAL-PHILOSOPHY; THEOLOGY-; TWENTIETH-
TI: FREE AT LAST: THE PRAGMATISM AND PREDICAMENT OF BLACK RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. AU: ROTH,-JOHN-K SO: American-Journal-of-Theology-and-Philosophy. 1980; 1: 29-36 IS: 0194-3448 AB: BLACK RELIGION, INCLUDING MUCH BLACK THOUGHT ABOUT RELIGION, HAS AN UNABASHEDLY PRAGMATIC ORIENTATION. GROUNDED IN THE PARTICULAR EXPERIENCE OF A PEOPLE, IT AIMS AT LIBERATION FOR BLACK MEN AND WOMEN. AT THE SAME TIME, THEODICY IS THE PREDICAMENT OF BLACK THEOLOGY. DRAWING ON THE RECENT WORK OF WILLIAM R JONES, C ERIC LINCOLN, J DEOTIS ROBERTS, AND OTHERS, THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES HOW THE VITALITY OF RELIGION IN
I: BLACK THEOLOGICAL ETHICS: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY. AU: ROBERTS-SR,-J-DEOTIS SO: Journal-of-Religious-Ethics. SPR 75; 3: 69-109 IS: 0384-9694 AB: A CRITICAL DISCUSSION OF THE LITERATURE IN THEOLOGICAL ETHICS BY AND/OR ABOUT BLACKS, DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS. THE FIRST PART TREATS THE AUTHOR'S VIEW OF WHAT CONSTITUTES BLACK THEOLOGICAL ETHICS AND THE RESOURCES RELEVANT TO UNDERSTANDING ITS CONCERNS. THE SECOND SECTION FOCUSES ON THE BLACK RELIGIOUS HERITAGE. AND IN THE FINAL SECTION THE AUTHOR DEVELOPS HIS OWN CONSTRUCTIVE STATEMENT OF BLACK THEOLOGICAL ETHICS BY MEANS OF COMMENT ON RECENT LITERATURE.
TI: African American Humanist Principles: Living and Thinking Like the Children of Nimrod AU: Pinn,-Anthony-B RV: Allen-Jr,-Norm-R SO: Free-Inquiry. Ag-S 2006; 26(5): 65-66 IS: 0272-0701 PB: Palgrave-Macmillan-Pr :