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Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Anthony B. Pinn


Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theology have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a theological issue, this inquiry has primarily taken the form of a focus on issues relating to liberation, treating the body in abstract terms rather than focusing on the experiencing of a material, fleshy reality. By focusing on the body as a physical entity and not just a metaphorical one, this book offers a new approach to theological thinking about race, gender, and sexuality. The body is of prof ... More

Keywords: black theology, race, gender, sexuality, embodiment, slaves, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814767740
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony B. Pinn, author