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Abdolkarim Soroush  

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of ... More

Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī’s (d. 321/933) Theory of ‘States’ (aḥwāl) and its Adaption by Ashʿarite Theologians  

Jan Thiele

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2014
This chapter discusses the notion of ‘states’ (aḥwāl) in Muʿtazilite and Ashʿarite theology. The concept was borrowed from linguistics by the Muʿtazilite theologian Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī ... More

Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology  

Frank Burch Brown

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds of art. It ... More

The African American Christian Tradition  

Sylvester Johnson

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
African American liberation theology emerged in the 1960s as a genuinely Christian discourse. Black theology arose in response to divisive questions about the leadership of African ... More

African American History and African American Theology  

Stephen C. Finley

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
The history of African Americans is important in the formation of, but presents a challenge to, black theology. African American history provided a lens through which to view the world and ... More

African American Religious Experience  

M. Shawn Copeland

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
African American religious experience refers to conscious responsiveness to the holy or to divinity or to an existential sense of mystery and ultimacy. It emerges from complex ... More

African American Theology and the American Hemisphere  

Josef Sorett

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
According to James Baldwin, Christianity and colonialism are intertwined in the institutional marginalization of black and brown people worldwide. He also argued that the discourses of ... More

African American Theology and the Global Economy  

Anthony G. Reddie

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay explores the contribution that African American theology, through black theology and womanist theology, has made in challenging the workings and ethics of the global economy, ... More

African American Theology and the Public Imaginary  

Willie Jennings

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
Diaspora refers to the spatial scattering of a people such as Africans, who were formed by fragmentation. Africans and other black peoples were forced to imagine the world through ... More

The African in African American Theology  

Peter J. Paris

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines the relation between black theology and Africa, beginning with a discussion of the traditional regard that Africans in North America have had for their ancestral ... More

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