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Pinn, Anthony B.

Works: 78 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 17,382 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR563.N4, 200.8996073
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Most widely held works about Anthony B Pinn
Most widely held works by Anthony B Pinn
Terror and triumph : the nature of Black religion by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the unique history of African Americans and their diverse religious traditions-seen in black Christianity, the Nation of Islam, Voodoo, and others-is there one fundamental meaning to black religion in America? What is the heart and soul of African American religious life? As a leader in both black religious studies and theology, Anthony Pinn has probed the dynamism and variety of African American religious expressions. In this work, which he also delivered as the Edward Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham, England, he searches out the basic structure of black religion, tracing the black religious spirit in its many historical manifestations. Pinn finds in the terrors of enslavement of black bodies and subsequent oppressions the primal experience to which the black religious impulse provides a perennial and cumulative response. Oppressions entailed the denial of personhood and creation of an object: the Negro. Slave auctions, punishments, and later, lynchings created an existential dread but also evoked a quest, a search, for complex subjectivity or authentic personhood that still fuels black religion today. Pinn's promising work offers a major new understanding of what it means to be black and religious in the United States
The African American religious experience in America by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A close look at the religious landscape of African American communities presents a layered religious reality comprising many faiths and practices. This work provides an introduction to this religious diversity of African American communities in the United States, with "snapshots" of 11 religious traditions practiced by African Americans
The Black church in the post-civil rights era by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noise and spirit : the religious and spiritual sensibilities of rap music by Project Muse( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rap music is often seen as a Black secular response to pressing issues of our time. Yet, like spirituals, the blues, and gospel music, rap has deep connections to African American religious traditions. Noise and Spirit explores the diverse religious dimensions of rap stemming from Islam (including the Nation of Islam and Five Percent Nation), Rastafarianism, and Humanism, as well as Christianity. The volume examines rap's dialogue with religious traditions, from the ways in which Islamic rap music is used as a method of religious and political instruction to the uses of both the blues and Black women's rap for considering the distinction between God and the Devil [Publisher description]
Varieties of African American religious experience by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pinn's work provides a fascinating look, especially at Vodoo, Santeria, the Nation of Islam, and Black Humanists in the United States."--Cover
Fortress introduction to Black church history by Anne H Pinn( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history, co-authored by a black minister and a black theologian, provides an overview of the shape and history of major black religious bodies: Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal. With photos, timelines, profiles, and additional readings, Pinn and Pinn ably explain the evolution of black Christianity into the groups we know today. A final chapter sketches the state of black Christian church bodies and their ongoing contributions to a more just American society. The Pinns's book will help a new generation of black Americans assess the religious legacy of the black churches and the larger society to gauge their social import."--Jacket
Why, Lord? : suffering and evil in Black theology by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American religious cultures( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work captures the full scope of African American religious identity, tracing the long history of African American engagement with spiritual practice while exploring the origins and complexities of current religious traditions. It offers alphabetically organized entries on every major spiritual belief system as it has evolved among African American communities, covering its beginnings, development, major doctrinal points, rituals, important figures, and defining moments. In addition, the work illustrates how the social and economic realities of life for African Americans have shaped beliefs across the spectrum of religious cultures. The essays consider broader areas of African American religion such as literature and religion, preaching and sermonic traditions, healing and health, popular culture, the urban context, education, the psychology of religious behavior, and worship. A chronology is provided, along with appendices containing primary documents and short essays on related topics
Creating ourselves : African Americans and Hispanic Americans on popular culture and religious expression( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating Ourselves is a unique effort to lay the cultural and theological groundwork for cross-cultural collaboration between the African American and U.S. Latino/a communities. Acknowledging that dialog is a necessary precursor to collaboration, the editors of this collection maintain that African and Latino/a Americans need to cultivate the habit of engaging "the other" in substantive conversation. Toward that end, they have brought together theologians and scholars of religion from both communities. The contributors offer broadly comparative exchanges about the religious and theological significance of various forms of African American and Latino/a popular culture, including representations of the body, literature, music, television, visual arts, and cooking. Each section examines a particular form of popular culture and includes two essays, one by an African American scholar and one by a Latino/a scholar, as well as a short response by each scholar to the other's essay. The essays and responses are lively, varied, and often personal. Creating Ourselves helps to make popular culture available as a resource for theology and religious studies and for facilitating meaningful discussions across racial and ethnic boundaries
Social protest thought in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1862-1939( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberation theologies in the United States : an introduction by Stacey M Floyd-Thomas( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As Liberation Theologies in the United States demonstrates, this critical use of religion has often taken the form of liberation theologies, which use primarily Christian principles to address questions of social justice, including racism, poverty, and other types of oppression. Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn have brought together a stellar group of liberation theology scholars to provide a synthetic introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a range of U.S.-born liberation theologies."--Publisher's description
Moral evil and redemptive suffering : a history of theodicy in African-American religious thought( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peoples Temple and Black religion in America( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford handbook of African American theology( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a thematic and topical structure, this handbook provides scholars and advanced students detailed description, analysis, and constructive discussions concerning African American theology - in the forms of black and womanist theologies. This volume surveys the academic content of African American theology by highlighting its sources; doctrines; internal debates; current challenges; and future prospects, in order to present key topics related to the wider palette of black religion in a sustained scholarly format
The ties that bind : African American and Hispanic American/Latino/a theology in dialogue( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By these hands : a documentary history of African American humanism( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black church is often praised for its contribution to Black culture and politics. More recently Islam has been recognized as an important force in African American liberation. Anthony Pinn's new anthology By These Hands demonstrates the crucial, often overlooked role that Humanism has played in African American struggles for dignity, power and justice. Pinn collects the finest examples of African American Humanism and shows how it's embrace by a variety of prominent figures in African American thought and letters has served as the basis for activism and resistance to American racism and sexism." "Pinn uncovers little known treasures of African American Literature such as The Slave Narrative of James Hay, where an abused slave decides to rely on himself, rather than God, for deliverance from the horrors of slavery, and a letter from Frederick Douglass which scandalized his religious friends by proclaiming that "One honest Abolitionist was a greater terror to slaveholders than whole acres of camp-meeting preachers shouting glory to God." Essays by Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright demonstrate the profound influence of Humanism in the Harlem Rennaisance, and pieces by James Farmer, Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) and Huey Newton show Humanism's impact on the civil rights and Black Power movements." "Designed for classroom use, this radical reconsideration of African American history will be a must read for anyone interested in African American History, African American Religion and Philosophy, and American History."--Jacket
The end of God-talk : an African American humanist theology by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, Anthony B. Pinn challenges the long held assumption that African American theology is solely theist arguing that this assumption has excluded a rapidly growing segment of the African American population - non-theists
Embodiment and the new shape of black theological thought by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Anthony Pinn is one of the grand philosophers wrestling with the problem of evil. This masterful and magisterial book confirms his deserved reputation--Cornel West, Princeton University" ""A challenging intellectual reflection on the development and future of a new black theological discourse, focusing on the black body"--James H. Cone, Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary" "Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theologies have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a theological issue, this inquiry has primarily taken the form of a focus on issues relating to liberation, treating the body in abstract terms rather than focusing on the experiencing of a material or flesh reality. By focusing on the body as a physical entity and not just a metaphorical one, Pinn offers a new approach to theological thinking about race, gender, and sexuality." "According to Pinn, the body is of profound theological importance. In this first text on black theology to take embodiment as its starting point and its goal, Pinn interrogates the traditional source materials for black theology, such as spirituals and slave narratives, seeking to link them to materials such as photography that highlight the theological importance of the body. Employing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from the sociology of the body and philosophy to anthropology and art history. Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought pushes black theology to the next level."--Jacket
Loving the body : Black religious studies and the erotic( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African American identity is inundated with nations of sex faith and race. Yet the black church in America has failed to deal with one of the most visible sites of spiritually in African American religiosity. Why has the sensuality and eroticism of the black body, so evident in black culture and African American life, remained a taboo topic? Loving the Body builds on this query by bringing together diverse approaches to sexuality and religion in order to address this subject. Authors subsume Christian discourse within the broader conversations in both sacred and profane manifestations of the contentions over what it means to construct the eroticism of black materiality."--Jacket
What is humanism, and why does it matter? by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Is Humanism, and Why Does It Matter? presents an overview and exploration of the meaning and nature of humanism, both as a philosophy and as a way of engaging with the challenges of the world
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Terror and triumph : the nature of Black religion
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Anthony B. Pinn American theologian

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The African American religious experience in AmericaThe Black church in the post-civil rights eraNoise and spirit : the religious and spiritual sensibilities of rap musicVarieties of African American religious experienceFortress introduction to Black church historyWhy, Lord? : suffering and evil in Black theologyAfrican American religious culturesCreating ourselves : African Americans and Hispanic Americans on popular culture and religious expression