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We Shall All Be Changed: Social Problems and Theological Renewal

Author: 
James H. Evans Jr. (Author)
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Description

Wisdom, health, honor, hope—these revered ideals are now jeopardized, James Evans claims, by the towering social problems of North American society, nowhere more achingly and emblematically than in African American life.

Evans here creates a practical theology by working at the intersection of religious understandings in the African American community and its most pressing social problems. He skillfully probes to their deepest cultural and religious roots. There the moral distortions of racism, poverty, shame, disease, dysfunctional families, and even problematic elements in religious life can be excised so that new, more helpful ideas of grace, salvation, and community can flourish.

Evans's fresh and fruitful work is an affirmation of the transformative power of religious engagement and its ultimate source in the religious community that is God's own self.
ISBN: 
9780800630843
Price: 
$24.00
Release date: 
May 1, 1997
Pages: 
122
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

Table of Contents

    Preface

  1. Social Problems as Theological Problems

  2. The Tasks of Practical Theology
    A Conceptual Overview of Social Problems
    Theological Problems and Social Problems
    The Negro Problem

  3. Honor, Shame, and Grace

  4. The Affirmative Action Debate: The Rhetoric of Honor and Shame
    A Conceptual Overview of Honor and Shame
    Honor, Shame, and American Slavery
    Honor and Shame in the Bible
    Jesus, Honor, and Shame
    Paul, Honor, and Shame
    From Honor to Amazing Grace

  5. Health, Disease, and Salvation

  6. The Health Care Debate: More than a Question of Ethics
    A Conceptual Overview of Health and Disease
    Health and Disease in African American Experience
    Health and Disease in the Bible
    Is There a Balm in Gilead?
    Salvation in African American Experience

  7. Hope, Racism, and Community

  8. Eschatology in Modern Theology
    The Rise of White Supremacy in the United States
    Reexamining Eschatology
    Toward the Beloved Community

  9. Spiritual Renewal and Social Transformation

  10. Spirituality and Social Tranformation
    African Spirituality
    African Spirituality and the Church
    We Shall All Be Changed: A Spirituality for New Life

    Notes
    Index