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By Anthony B. Pinn

During this groundbreaking research, Anthony B. Pinn demanding situations the lengthy held assumption that African American theology is simply theist, arguing that this assumption has stunted African American theological discourse and excluded a swiftly becoming phase of the African American inhabitants - non-theists. Rejecting the belief of theism because the African American orientation, Pinn poses a very important query: what's a non-theistic theology?

The finish of God-Talk outlines the 1st systematic African American non-theistic theology. Pinn deals a brand new middle for theological inquiry, grounded in a extra medical proposal of the human than the imago Dei rules that dominates African American theistic theologies. He proposes a flip to Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Walker for you to impression a feeling of moral behavior in keeping with African American non-theistic humanism. the top of God-Talk ends with an exploration of the spiritual importance of standard areas and actions as settings for humanist theological engagement.

Through a flip to embodied human lifestyles because the right area and content material of theologizing, Pinn opens up a brand new theological direction with vital implications for ongoing paintings in African American spiritual studies.

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