9781137441546

Black Bodies and the Black Church A Blues Slant

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137441546

  • ISBN10:

    1137441542

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-11-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as long as the black church cannot be a home for certain bodies, such as LGBT bodies, then it has forsaken its very black faith identity. The black church must find a way back to itself. Kelly Brown Douglas argues that the way back is through the blues.

Author Biography

Kelly Brown Douglas is the Susan D. Morgan Professor and Director of Religion at Goucher College, USA. She is the author of Sexuality and the Black Church, What's Faith Got to Do With It, and The Black Christ.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Black Body/Black Church: A Blues Slant 
PART I: BLUES NOTE
1. Crazy Blues
2. Somebody's Angel Child 
3. The Devil's Gonna Get You Blues
PART II: BLUES TRUTH
4. "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya"
PART III: BLUES CROSSROAD
5. Down at the Crossroads
6. A Crossroads God
7. Black and Blues Church
Blues Coda: Back to the Crossroads



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