Theology & Sexuality
The contributions of theologians like James Hal Cone and Katie Geneva Canon to the broader theological project of Black liberational theology allows for a rich discourse on what it means to be Black in the world, In doing this, memories of trauma must be engaged head on in ways that they become anamnetic moments for reimagining a new way of being human that is inclusive of all persons, Consequently, this work argues for the reimagination of the Black Church and its theologies that speak to Black experiences in ways that do not reinstate the hegemonic power of Whiteness as a mode of being in the world. Furthermore, the content and hermeneutic spaces shaping Black theology is critiqued with the intent to create a healthy space for the experiences of Black members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Author Supplied Keywords
Theology of recognition, Coloniality of imagination, LGBTQ+, Black Church, Black Identity, Whiteness, Racism, Sexuality
Religion and sociology; Religion and culture; Black theology
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Aihiokhai, Simon, "Black Theology in Dialogue with LGBTQ+ Persons in the Black Church: Walking in the Shoes of James Hal Cone and Katie Geneva Cannon" (2020). Theology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 34.
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