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Religion of the Field Negro: On Black Secularism and Black Theology

Vincent W. Lloyd

Abstract

This book argues that black theology has lost its direction. To reclaim its original power and to advance racial justice struggles today, black theology must fully embrace blackness and theology. Multiculturalism and religious pluralism have boxed in black theology, forcing it to speak in terms dictated by white supremacy. While critics have argued that secularism is entangled with the disciplining impulses of modernity, with neoliberal economics, and with Western imperialism, relatively little attention has been paid to the effects of secularism on black religion. Drawing on critics of secula ... More

Keywords: critical theory, criticism, racial justice, religion, secularism, white supremacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823277636
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823277636.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent W. Lloyd, author
Villanova University