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  • Daughters Of Anowa

    $25.00

    Providing an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman’s perspective, this is the study of the influence of culture and religion on African women’s lives. Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs and folk tales operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community.

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  • For My People

    $27.00

    Looks at the history of Black theology, discusses its relationship to white and liberation theology, and identifies new directions for Black churches to take in the eighties.

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  • God Of The Oppressed

    $26.00

    In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, James H. Cone relates the gospel message to the experience of the black community. But a wider theme of the book is the role that social and historical context plays in framing the questions we address to God as well as the mode of the answers provided.

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  • I See The Rhythm Of Gospel

    $16.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780310718192ISBN10: 0310718198Toyomi Igus | Illustrator: Michele WoodBinding: Cloth TextPublished: December 2010Publisher: Zondervan

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  • No Longer Slaves

    $24.95

    No Longer Slaves brings the ancient New Testament message into conversation with African American culture. Twenty centuries after Paul penned Galatians, American culture in general and American Christianity in particular continue to struggle with the problem of race relations. Our challenges are not identical to those faced by Paul and the Galatians. Yet, when one reads Galatians through the lens of African American experience, striking similarities emerge.

    In No Longer Slaves, Brad Braxton helps us see that race relations is a central issue in Galatians. Paul believes that Christ came in order to unite Jews and Gentiles. The church was intended to be a multi-ethnic community in which persons of different backgrounds co-existed harmoniously. Any effort to compel Gentiles to live as Jews is an invalidation of the freedom of the Gospel. Galatians offers us a portrait of an early Christian leader and community sorting out complex social issues.

    No Longer Slaves explores the concept of liberation in African American experience. It entails a discussion of American slavery. Rather than depicting African Americans simply as victims of the crimes of slavery and segregation, Braxton describes the creative cultural and religious responses of African Americans to their oppression. He employs a type of reader-response theory that considers the experiences of the reading community as a lens through which texts are read. His discussion of methodology exposes the reader to some of the issues in the current debate without becoming burdensome to the non-specialist.

    The remainder of the book is an interpretation of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Although Braxton takes seriously the original context of Galatians and his exegesis engages the Greek text, he offers a contemporary theological reading that privileges the history, experiences, and concerns of African Americans. Those who are concerned about the connection between Christianity and ethnicity will find this interpretation intriguing and challenging.

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  • Whats Faith Got To Do With It

    $27.00

    A black Episcopal priest and theologian explores the history of “platonized” Christianity that results in distortions of the Gospels, including racism, classicism, sexism and the violence they inspire and condone.

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