Working Against the Grain
Re-Imaging Black Theology in the 21st Century
By (author) Anthony G. Reddie
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Working Against the Grain by Anthony G. Reddie
Book DescriptionChristianity has been both the cause of oppression among Black communities and a source of liberation. Black Christianity has sought solace in the redemptive figure of Christ in its struggle for human dignity and freedom. 'Working Against the Grain' addresses the displacement of Black theology in Diasporan African churches by charismatic and conservative neo-Pentecostalism. The essays present a radical Black theology that empowers disenfranchised Black people whilst challenging White power to see and act differently. 'Working Against the Grain' is an essential text for all those interested in the pursuit of racial justice and other forms of anti-oppressive practice, both inside the church and beyond it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845533854
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony G. Reddie
Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism, Hardback (June 2014)
This volume assesses contemporary church responses to multicultural diversity and resisted categories of social difference, with a central focus on whether or how racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender differences are validated by churches (and especially black churches) torn between competing inclusive and exclusive tendencies.
Black Theology, Slavery and Contemporary Christianity, Hardback (August 2010)
Explores the legacy of slavery in Black theological terms. Challenging the dominant approaches to the history and legacy of slavery in the British Empire, this book shows that although the 1807 act abolished the slave trade, it did not end racism, notions of White supremacy, or the demonization of Blackness, Black people and Africa.
Working Against the Grain, Paperback (November 2008)
Contains essays that outline a different vision for a liberative model of Christianity, built upon the insights of Black Theology. This book argues that a re-imagined Black theology can enable Christianity in particular, and Black Christian faith in general to recapture the radical intent of this globalized religious framework.
Black Theology in Britain, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Anthony G. Reddie
'Black Theology in Britain' offers the first comprehensive survey of Black theology, tracing its development in Britain from the eighteenth century to today.
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Author Biography - Anthony G. Reddie
Anthony G. Reddie is presently a Research Fellow at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham, and is a Consultant in Black Theological Studies for the British Methodist Church. Dr. Reddie has been the editor of Black Theology: An International Journal since Sept. 2001
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