The Black Christ

25th anniversary edition

by Kelly Brown Douglas

In The Black Christ, Beginning with the early testimonies of the enslaved, through the writings and thought of religious and literary figures, voices from the Civil Rights and Black Power era, through the contemporary work of Black and Womanist theologians, Douglas presents a living tradition that speaks powerfully to the message of our day: Black Lives Matter. In a new introduction, she offers a moving account of the questions that motivated her work, and an overview of where those questions have since led her.

Publisher: Orbis Books

About the Author

Kelly Brown Douglas is the Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, and Canon Theologian of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, She is the author of numerous books, including Sexuality and the Black Church, What’s Faith Got to Do with It?: Black Bodies/Christian Souls, and Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (all Orbis).

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