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Pinn, Anthony B.

Works: 81 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 19,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, htt, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR563.N4, 200.8996073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Anthony B Pinn
Most widely held works by Anthony B Pinn
Peoples Temple and Black religion in America( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embodiment and the new shape of black theological thought by Anthony B Pinn( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,712 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
The African American religious experience in America by Anthony B Pinn( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,429 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
Noise and spirit : the religious and spiritual sensibilities of rap music by Project Muse( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,271 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]
What is humanism, and why does it matter? by Anthony B Pinn( )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,179 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
Oxford handbook of African American theology( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this Oxford handbook examines the nature, structures, and functions of African American theology. The volume surveys the field 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. This formative collection presents current scholarship on African American theology and scripture, eschatology, Christology, womanist theology, sexuality, ontology, the global economy, and much more. The contributors represent a diverse set of faith perspectives, adding to the layered discourses within the volume. These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies. (Publisher)
Liberation theologies in the United States : an introduction by Stacey M Floyd-Thomas( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 908 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-Thoma
The end of God-talk : an African American humanist theology by Anthony B Pinn( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author challenges the assumption that African American theology is solely theist, arguing that this assumption has stunted African American theological discourse and excluded a growing non-theist segment of the African American population. He outlines the African American non-theistic theology and offers a new center for theological inquiry, grounded in a more scientific notion of the human. He proposes a turn to Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Walker in order to effect a sense of ethical conduct consistent with African American non-theistic humanism. He also explores the religious significance of ordinary spaces and activities as settings for humanist theological engagement
Terror and triumph : the nature of Black religion by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 699 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 Black church in the post-civil rights era by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why, Lord? : suffering and evil in Black theology by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American religious cultures( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 505 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
What is African American religion? by Anthony B Pinn( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Publisher description
Varieties of African American religious experience by Anthony B Pinn( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 476 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 464 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
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 454 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
Loving the body : Black religious studies and the erotic by Dwight N Hopkins( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 369 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
Social protest thought in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1862-1939( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral evil and redemptive suffering : a history of theodicy in African-American religious thought( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ties that bind : African American and Hispanic American/Latino/a theology in dialogue( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Peoples Temple and Black religion in America
Embodiment and the new shape of black theological thoughtThe African American religious experience in AmericaNoise and spirit : the religious and spiritual sensibilities of rap musicLiberation theologies in the United States : an introductionTerror and triumph : the nature of Black religionThe Black church in the post-civil rights eraWhy, Lord? : suffering and evil in Black theologyAfrican American religious cultures
Alternative Names
Anthony B. Pinn académicu estauxunidense

Anthony B. Pinn American theologian

Anthony B. Pinn Amerikaans academicus

Pinn, Anthony

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