Methodologies of Black Theology by Frederick L. WareA genealogical account of the emergence of academic black theology, stressing the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline. Against assumptions of a monolithic black theology, Ware divides the discipline into the following schools of thought: hermeneutical, philosophical and human sciences. Each school represents a range of thinkers, along with distinct “tasks,” “content,” “sources,” “methods,” “norms” and “goals.”
Shoes That Fit Our Feet: Sources for a Constructive Black Theology by Dwight N. HopkinsA second-generation black theologian’s response to the ongoing debate about sources for black theology. The book is divided into two parts. The first, “Folk Religion” deals with slave narratives, black women’s spirituality, and folk tales as sources for black theology. Part Two considers the thought of “Religious Leaders,” namely W. E. B. DuBois, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, as sources for constructive theological reflection.