Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology and Cultural Critcism

Roger A. Sneed

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  • This book challenges Black religious and cultural critics to rethink theological and ethical approaches to homosexuality. Sneed demonstrates how black liberation theology and has often characterized homosexuality as a problem to be solved, and his work here offers a different way for Black religious scholars to approach Black homosexuality and religious experiences. Drawing on a range of Black gay writers from Essex Hemphill to J.L. King, Sneed identifies Black gay men's literature as a rich source for theological and ethical reflection and points Black religious scholarship toward an ethics of openness--Provided by publisher.This book challenges Black religious and cultural critics to rethink theological and ethical approaches to homosexuality. Sneed demonstrates how black liberation theology and has often characterized homosexuality as a problem to be solved, and his work here offers a different way for Black religious scholars to approach Black homosexuality and religious experiences. Drawing on a range of Black gay writers from Essex Hemphill to J.L. King, Sneed identifies Black gay men's literature as a rich source for theological and ethical reflection and points Black religious scholarship toward an ethics of openness--Provided by publisher.

    • 2010 : Palgrave Macmillan
    • 9780230608245