The Black Christ

The Black Christ This compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community surveys the history of the Black Christ from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures th

  • Title: The Black Christ
  • Author: Kelly Brown Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780883449394
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • This compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community surveys the history of the Black Christ from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.

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  • I bumped into this almost on accident, and I feel my world view got squeezed outward and now I'm slightly dizzy. I wish more of us White people were more aware of how others perceive us and what they themselves believe. Books like this are important but painful. Highly recommended, if a readable academic text on religion is your thing.


  • In clear and systematic prose, Kelly Brown Douglas analyzes the history and nature of Christ in the black community, while seeking to provide new paths for future theology. She begins by observing the historical distinction between slaveholder and slave Christianity with a particular focus on what she calls the Black and White Christs. She then proceeds to summarize the further development of the theological conceptions of the Black Christ in the 1960's via an analysis of the works of Albert Cle [...]


  • Douglas gives a brief intro to the Christology of numerous Black theologians, and critiques and answers them with a womanist Christology. I am neither Black nor versed in Black theology so I can't offer a relevant opinion on the quality of the book. I enjoyed reading it, learned quite a bit, and found more than one lead for continued reading.


  • good, concise summary and critique of 20th century construction of the black christ. wanted more of her modifications/thoughts at the conclusion.


  • This gave a historical background on the development of the black Christ as it coincided with various movements for social change and concludes with a womanist evaluation of the black Christ.


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