Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism: Europe, Africa, and North America (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)

Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism: Europe, Africa, and North America (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)

By: Anthony G. Reddie (editor), William Ackah (editor), R. Drew Smith (editor)Hardback

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This volume assesses contemporary church responses to multicultural diversity and resisted categories of social difference, with a central focus on whether or how racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender differences are validated by churches (and especially black churches) torn between competing inclusive and exclusive tendencies.

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Gayle Baldwin, University of North Dakota, USA Wessel Bentley, University of South Africa Annalisa Butticci, Harvard Divinity School, USA, and Utrecht University, Netherlands Gordon E. Dames, University of South Africa Dennis C. Dickerson, Vanderbilt University, USA Carol B. Duncan, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Olufemi A Fatunmbi, Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church, USA Aurelien Mokoko Gampiot, National Centre for Scientific Research, France Sonia Hinds, St. Columba and All Hallows Anglican Church, and University of Toronto, Canada Michael Brandon McCormack, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, USA David Muir, Faith in Britain, London, UK Ekwutosi Essien Offiong, University of Calabar, Nigeria Israel Oluwole Olofinjana, Catford Community Church, UK Benjamin Simon, Church of Baden, Germany


Introduction; R. Drew Smith and William Ackah PART I: FOUNDATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF NASCENT 20TH CENTURY MULTICULTURALISMS 1. Anti-Black Problematics in Imperial and Contemporary British Christianity; Anthony G. Reddie 2. Multiculturalisms and Black Christianities in Canada; Carol B. Duncan 3. The Changing Roles of Women in the Church: A Case Study of Women in Calabar, Nigeria, 1900-2000; Ekwutosi Essien Offiong 4. William Stuart Nelson and the Interfaith Origins of the Civil Rights Movement; Dennis C. Dickerson PART II: EXPANDING CONTEMPORARY DIVERSITIES AND ENTRENCHED MAJORITY CULTURES 5. The Significance of Multicultural Churches in Britain: A Case Study of Crofton Park Baptist; Israel Oluwole Olofinjana 6. Churches, Multiculturalism, and Justice in Canada: An Anglican Perspective; Sonia Hinds 7. The Changing Demographics of Global Christianity: the Case of West African Immigrants Within the Pacific Southwest Conference in the Mennonite Church, USA; Olufemi A Fatunmbi 8. Balancing Christianity, Culture, and Race: African Pentecostals in Italy; Annalisa Butticci 9. Identity and Ecumenical Partnership of Churches of African Origin in Germany; Benjamin Simon 10. Clergy as Bridgebuilders: The Role of the Presbytery in Facilitating Culturally Diverse Faith Communities in South Africa; Wessel Bentley 11. The Language of 'Diversity' in Reconstructing Whiteness in the Dutch Reformed Church; Cobus van Wyngaard 12. A Multicultural Theology of Difference; Gordon Dames PART III: RESISTANT BLACKNESS, PERSISTENT POVERTY, AND HESITANT MULTICULTURALISMS 13. London's Burning: Riots, Gangs, and Moral Formation of Young People; R. David Muir 14. Life-giving Assets at a Johannesburg Informal Settlement: Black Faith and the False Gods of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century; Vuyani S. Vellum 15. Inspired Hymns as a Belief System in the Kimbanguist Church: A Revelation of the Meanings of Blackness; Aurelien Mokoko Gampiot 16. Whose Black Church? Voices of Oppression and Resistance in Response to the Murder of a Lesbian Teenager; Gayle R. Baldwin 17. The Preachers and the Powers that BET: Black Activist Clergy and the Quest for Social Justice in the Era of Hip Hop; Michael Brandon McCormack

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  • ISBN13: 9781137411655
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781137411655
  • weight: 515
  • ISBN10: 1137411651

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