Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought by Anthony B. PinnA critique of the lack of attention to the material realities and discursive constructions of black bodies in black and womanist theologies—they are “theology[ies] of ‘no-body.’” Drawing upon a range of theoretical and analytical tools from sociology of the body to philosophy and art history, Pinn positions the body as the site for a more humanistic mode of black theological discourse.
Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology and Cultural Criticism by Roger A. SneedAn analysis of the ways in which homosexuality is (mis)represented in the writings of black and womanist theologians as well as cultural critics who engage African American religion. Also engages black gay men’s literature for a comparative analysis of the self-representation of homosexuality. Challenges black theology to expand its understanding of the intersections of race, religion, and sexuality.
Sexuality and the Black Church (Online) by Kelly Brown DouglasArgues that many attitudes on Black sexuality have interfered with constructive responses to the AIDS crisis and teenage pregnancies, fostered intolerance of sexual diversity, frustrated healthy male/female relationships, and rendered Black and womanist theologians silent on sexual issues.
Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being by M. Shawn CopelandDemonstrates how Black women's experience and oppression cast a completely different light on our theological theorems and pious platitudes and reveal them as a kind of mental colonization that still operates powerfully in our economic and political configurations today.