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The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans$
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Almeda Wright

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190664732

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.001.0001

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Tapping into the Legacy

Tapping into the Legacy

African American Spirituality and Theological Alternatives to Fragmented Spirituality

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(p.94) 3 Tapping into the Legacy
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The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans
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Almeda M. Wright

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.003.0004

Previous chapters have outlined the fragmented spirituality, beliefs, and practices of African American youth. This chapter assesses and affirms these as the building blocks of a more robust spirituality. Building on the work of Womanist theologians, this chapter articulates key theological concepts that are essential in helping African American youth resist and transcend the negative effects of spiritual fragmentation. Womanist public theology and reorientation of adolescent spirituality to communal ends does not necessarily reduce spirituality to political action. This chapter suggests approaches to participating in public theological reflection and action to help youth leverage their religious convictions and ideals to work for the common good.

Keywords:   adolescent spirituality, African American youth, Black church, Womanist theology, dialectical church, dialogical church

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