Augsburg Fortress

What Is African American Religion?: Facets series (Paperback/eBook)

What Is African American Religion?: Facets series (Paperback/eBook)

Is there really a monolithic "black church"? Distilling the arguments of Pinn's important and provocative work in Terror and Triumph, this brief work asks the central question: What really is African American religion?

Sketching the religious landscape of African American communities today, Pinn makes explicit the tension in traditional conversations about black religion that privilege either Christianity in particular or organizations (with doctrines and creeds) in general. Discussing the misunderstandings and historical inaccuracies of such views, Pinn offers an alternate theory of black religion that begins with a basic push for embodied meaning as its core impulse.

  • ISBN 9780800698461
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 4.25 x 7
  • Pages 128
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Jul 1, 2011


Review in Restoration Quarterly