By Jawanza Eric Clark
during this assortment, black spiritual students and pastors whose services diversity from theology, ethics, and the psychology of faith, to preaching, non secular aesthetics, and non secular schooling, talk about the legacy of Albert B. Cleage Jr. and the belief of the Black Madonna and baby.
Easter Sunday, 2017 will mark the fifty 12 months anniversary of Albert B. Cleage Jr.’s unveiling of a mural of the Black Madonna and baby in his church in Detroit, Michigan. This unveiling symbolized an intensive theological departure and disruption. The mural helped symbolically release Black Christian Nationalism and encouraged the Black energy stream within the usa. yet fifty years later, what has been the lasting effect of this act of theological innovation? what's the legacy of Cleage’s emphasis at the literal blackness of Jesus? How has the belief of a Black Madonna and baby proficient notions of black womanhood, motherhood? LGBTQ groups? How has Cleage’s theology motivated Christian schooling, Africana pastoral theology, and the Black Arts stream? The members to this paintings speak about solutions to those and plenty of extra questions.
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3. , “An Introduction to Black Christian Nationalism,” unpublished essay. 4. 70. 5. Hood, Must God Remain Greek? 153. 6. 7. 7. J. 140. 8. 102–103. 9. 58. 10. Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge, ed. 82. 11. 52. 12. 85. 13. 16. 14. 45. 15. 30–31. 16. 31. 17. 161–162. 18. 32. 19. 199. 20. 31. 21. 199. 22. See Jawanza Eric Clark, Indigenous Black Theology (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Kimathi Nelson It is important to understand the theology and philosophy of Albert Cleage as an evolutionary journey.
CLARK Cleage’s ideas, the very notion of a black Madonna and black Messiah, and wrestle with the implications of Cleage’s thought, specifically how it might inform notions of blackness today prescribing avenues for meeting the challenges of race in the twenty-first century. This book is in part an effort to not only bridge the gap between these perspectives but also demonstrate how each perspective is strengthened by the other. SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS In Chap. Kimathi Nelson shares his personal insights and reflections as one who studied and trained under Albert Cleage for 30 years.
E. CLARK churches, pastors, and theologians from the tyranny of the traditional Protestant theological method. It required instituting a new method informed by a new norm and ethic. ” In fact, he determined that which is ethical must be judged solely by the extent to which it contributes to the current liberation struggle of black people. “If it supports the Liberation Struggle of black people, then it is good. If it is in opposition to the Liberation Struggle of black people, then it is bad. If it supports the Liberation Struggle of black people, then it is moral.
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