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

1. "Heaven Knows No Color": Hybrid Bodies in Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement

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 first chapter, “Heaven Knows No Color: Hybrid Bodies in Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement,” suggests several pictures of Mother and Father Divine, shot during their wedding day and artificially altered in such a way that both seem to have a similar, off-white skin color, should be understood as a performance that aims at creating a new racialized identity of hybridity. This argument puts bodies at the center of Divine’s post-racial imaginaries, and demonstrates a turn towards bodies – through these images – permits a new understanding of Father Divine’s post-racial imaginaries.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 1. "Heaven Knows No Color": Hybrid Bodies in Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 13-31 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27403. Date accessed: 14 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27403. Oct 2017

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