Leah Gunning Francis’s conversations with both the clergy and the young activists show how important it is for communities of faith to reach out to a new generation of young leaders and help elevate and nurture their gifts.
Edited by two recognized scholars of African-American religion and culture, this reader, the first of its kind, provides the essential texts for an important and emerging field of study - religion and hip hop.
Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus argues that the black American narrative led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the truth that obedience to Jesus requires concrete historical action. This ethic of resistance not only indicted the church of the German Volk, but also continues to shape the nature of Christian discipleship today.
Pulpit & Politics is a welcome contribution to the ongoing debate in the U.S. regarding religious liberty, separation of church and state, and faith-based political activism. Based on his own experience, McMickle provides an informative overview of the past history and present challenges faced by black preachers seeking election to local, state, and national office...
The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson explores a variety of "underground" concepts at the intersections of African American literature and hip-hop culture, using Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonious Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad, among other examples.