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Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue: Black Theology in the Slave Narratives, Revised and Expanded

Westminster John Knox Press / 2003 / Paperback

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Drawing on slave narratives found in forty-one volumes of interviews and one hundred autobiographies by former slaves, these contributors explore how enslaved African-Americans received the often oppressive faith of their masters but transformed it into a gospel of liberation. In this classic work, they demonstrate how an authentic black theology of liberation today must listen to the divine spirit that once fed and continues to feed the black religious experience. This second edition includes three additional provocative essays. The contributors include: Will Coleman, M. Shawn Copeland, George C. L. Cummings, David Emmanuel Goatley, Dwight N. Hopkins, Joan Martin, and Cheryl J. Sanders.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 220
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664225217
ISBN-13: 9780664225216
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Drawing on slave narratives found in forty-one volumes of interviews and one hundred autobiographies by former slaves, these contributors explore how enslaved African Americans received the often oppressive faith of their masters but transformed it into a gospel of liberation. This classic work demonstrates how an authentic black theology of liberation today must listen to the divine spirit that once fed and continues to feed the black religious experience. This second edition includes three additional provocative essays.

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Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. He has written several books, including Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion and Heart and Head: Black Theology--Past, Present, and Future. George C. L. Cummings is Pearl Rawlings Hamilton Professor of Systematic Theology at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California. He is also Senior Pastor of Imani Community Church in Oakland, California.

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