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Theology & Sexuality

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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.

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Black church; Black identity; Coloniality of imagination; LGBTQ+; Theology of recognition; Whiteness


African American churches; Black theology; Black people--Religion; Church work with sexual minorities

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Theology & Sexuality on 12/30/2020, available online:





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Journal Article