Top Resources from the African American Faith Tradition
Black history month is regarded by many as an ironic designation for the month of February. While the history of African Americans including their stories, accomplishments, and contributions are worthy of celebration, the existence of the month reminds us of the segregated historical accounts our societies operate under. When the American history timelines touted by academic institutions around the United States lack the inclusion of the minority figures, they fail to authentically tell the American story. Therefore, Black History month [originally a week] as envisioned by its founder Carter G. Woodson, is an opportunity for all people to reintroduce or introduce themselves to the true “record of what their forebears have accomplished” and avoid losing “the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” In this spirit we at the Kingdom Diversity Initiative at SEBTS present to you a list of our top resources representing the African American faith tradition.
Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance – Reggie L. Williams
Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation – Cain Hope Felder
Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans – Albert J. Raboteau
Race and The Church
Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South – Albert J. Raboteau
Other Black Literary Works