African American Religious Thought

African American Religious Thought

An Anthology

By Cornel West (Editor); Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. (Editor)

Westminster John Knox Press, Paperback, 9780664224592, 1054pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003


Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.

About the Author
Educator and philosopher Dr. Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. Known as one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals, Dr. West has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award, and has received more than 20 honorary degrees. His best-selling book "Race Matters" (1993), which has sold over 400,000 copies, changed the course of America's dialogue on race, justice, and democracy; and his book "Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism" (2004) was a # 11 "New York Times" bestseller. His writings, along with his frequent lectures, have brought him widespread attention and honors.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an associate professor of religion and Africana studies Bowdoin College. he is the author of "Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America," also published by the University of Chicago Press.