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Economic Ethics & the Black Church

Authors: Wilson, Wylin D.

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  • Presents a timely examination of economic ethicsGives special attention to rural poverty and its examination of the Black Church’s economic ethic, and its comparative theological analysis of predominant forms of theological engagement with economic justiceAllows readers to hear the voices of silenced communities

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This book examines the relationship between race, religion, and economics within the black church. The book features unheard voices of individuals experiencing economic deprivation and the faith communities who serve as their refuge. Thus, this project examines the economic ethics of black churches in the rural South whose congregants and broader communities have long struggled amidst persistent poverty.

Through a case study of communities in Alabama's Black Belt, this book argues that if the economic ethic of the Black Church remains accommodationist, it will continue to become increasingly irrelevant to communities that experience persistent poverty. Despite its historic role in combatting racial oppression and social injustice, the Church has also perpetuated ideologies that uncritically justify unjust social structures. Wilson shows how the Church can shift the conversation and reality of poverty by moving from a legacy of accommodationism and toward a legacy of empowering liberating economic ethics. 

About the authors

Wylin D. Wilson, is Adjunct Professor in the Tuskegee University College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences. She is the former Associate Director of Education at the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Poverty, Theology, and Justice Fifty Years After the War on Poverty

    Wilson, Wylin D.

    Pages 1-39

  • Coping with and Hoping Through Faith Despite Economic Circumstances

    Wilson, Wylin D.

    Pages 41-56

  • Still Standing Under Economic Pressure: Case Study Churches

    Wilson, Wylin D.

    Pages 57-69

  • Strivin’ Day to Day: Economic Reality and Religious Experience

    Wilson, Wylin D.

    Pages 71-87

  • The Substance of Things: Categorical and Comparative Analysis of Faith’s Foundation—Church, Faith, and Christ

    Wilson, Wylin D.

    Pages 89-115

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66348-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66347-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88221-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Ethics & the Black Church
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66348-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66348-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66347-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88221-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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