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date: 20 January 2021

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This article examines how the concepts of creation and the world have been expressed in African American theology, with reference to the work of black and womanist theologians and ethicists. It first looks at the theological positions of scholars such as George Kelsey, Benjamin E. Mays, and Howard Thurman prior to the advent of the civil rights movement before turning to post-civil rights theological positions and the emergence of black theology, focusing on the likes of Theodore Walker Jr., Theophus Smith, and J. Deotis Roberts. It then discusses the rise of environmental racism and womanist theology.

Keywords: creation, world, African American theology, Howard Thurman, civil rights movement, black theology, Theophus Smith, J. Deotis Roberts, environmental racism, womanist theology

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