Another World is Possible
Spiritualities and Religions of Global Darker Peoples
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Another World is Possible by Dwight N. Hopkins
Book Description'Another World is Possible' examines the many peoples who have mobilized religion and spirituality to forge identity. Some claim direct links to indigenous spiritual practices; others have appropriated externally introduced religions, modifying these with indigenous perspectives and practices. The voices of Black people from around the world are presented in essays ranging from the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Australia to Africa, the UK and the USA. From creation narratives to trickster heroes, from the role of spirituality in HIV positive South Africa to its place in mental health and among the poor, spirituality is shown to be essential to the survival of individuals and communities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845533939
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dwight N. Hopkins
Cambridge Companion to Black Theology, Paperback (July 2012)
A comprehensive look at black theology and its connection with major doctrinal themes within Christianity from a global perspective.
Another World is Possible, Hardback (October 2009)
Examines voices of darker skin peoples throughout the world. What they have in common is mobilizing their own created religions and spiritualities to forge self-identities. This book speaks to the progressive role of spiritualities and religions.
Loving the Body, Paperback (September 2007)
The Black Church has been extremely silent about issues surrounding the sexual dimension of the body, the appreciation of the body, and the erotic. This work presents an argument that the Black Church must begin to address the significance of sexuality if it is to actually present liberation as a mode of existence that fully appreciates the body.
Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Dwight N. Hopkins
Drawing on slave narratives found in 41 volumes of interviews and 100 autobiographies by former slaves, the contributors explore how enslaved African-Americans received the often oppressive faith of their masters but transformed it into a gospel of liberation.
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Author Biography - Dwight N. Hopkins
Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is co-communications coordinator of the International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities. He received a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary (New York) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Founding chair of the Black Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion, he is author of Being Human: race, culture, and religion and co-editor of Walk Together Children: black and womanist theologies, church and theological education (2008).Marjorie Lewis is co-communications coordinator of the International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities.
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