© 2014

Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism

Europe, Africa, and North America

  • Editors
  • R. Drew Smith
  • William Ackah
  • Anthony G. Reddie
Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. R. Drew Smith, William Ackah
      Pages 1-8
  3. Foundational Dimensions of Nascent Twentieth-Century Multiculturalisms

  4. Expanding Contemporary Diversities and Entrenched Majority Cultures

  5. Resistant Blackness, Persistent Poverty, and Hesitant Multiculturalisms

About this book


This volume assesses contemporary church responses to multicultural diversity and resisted categories of social difference, with a central focus on whether or how racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender differences are validated by churches (and especially black churches) torn between competing inclusive and exclusive tendencies.


Multiculturalism Churches Political activism Youth resistance Africa United States Canada Europe Diversity Blackness Christianity culture gender identity women

About the authors

Gayle Baldwin, University of North Dakota, USA Wessel Bentley, University of South Africa Annalisa Butticci, Harvard Divinity School, USA, and Utrecht University, Netherlands Gordon E. Dames, University of South Africa Dennis C. Dickerson, Vanderbilt University, USA Carol B. Duncan, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Olufemi A Fatunmbi, Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church, USA Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot, National Centre for Scientific Research, France Sonia Hinds, St. Columba and All Hallows Anglican Church, and University of Toronto, Canada Michael Brandon McCormack, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, USA David Muir, Faith in Britain, London, UK Ekwutosi Essien Offiong, University of Calabar, Nigeria Israel Oluwole Olofinjana, Catford Community Church, UK Benjamin Simon, Church of Baden, Germany

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