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The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans

Almeda Wright

Abstract

The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans unearths the ways that African American Christian youth separate their lives and spirituality into mutually exclusive categories, with the result that their religious beliefs and practices do not directly impact their experiences of communal and systemic injustices. Yet this work argues that youth can and do teach the church and society myriad lessons through their theological reflections and actions. This book takes seriously the harsh realities of African American youth, who are often marginalized and even dehumanized within society and religiou ... More

Keywords: Black youth, activist, fragmentation, critical pedagogy, abundant life, practical theology, public theology, African American religion, Womanist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190664732
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Almeda Wright, author
Yale Divinity School