Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Bodies and Religion

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Anthony Pinn [+-]
Rice University
Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion

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The introduction to Embodying Black Religion discusses the reason for the text’s emergence as well as its scope and trajectory. Surveying the two areas in African American religious studies where the body has been given the most attention—theology and ethics—we conclude that much of this theological and ethical work provides limited and narrow attention to the nature of embodiment. Such work calls for a more expansive conceptual and theoretical framing of both the body and religion, and we find a strong set of building blocks in Pinn’s work. His theory of religion as the quest for complex subjectivity provides an effective theoretical starting point from with which to further explore the nexus between religion and the body.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. Bodies and Religion. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-10 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27402. Date accessed: 14 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27402. Oct 2017

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