This brilliant snapshot of the Black Church today puts a spotlight on its vibrant worship, its approach to doctrine, and its role in social activism.
Pinn describes themes in the history of the Black Church as well as the major beliefs and forms of worship that define this tradition. He then focuses on the practices of the Black Church, especially as it has engaged in issues of economic development and justice, and struggles with such issues as the full inclusion of women, sexuality, and health.
Anthony B. Pinn is associate professor of religious studies at Macalaster College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and author of several books, including Varieties of African American Religious Experience, and Why Lord? Suffering and Evil in Black Theology.