Loving the Body

Black Religious Studies and the Erotic

  • Anthony B. Pinn
  • Dwight N. Hopkins

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Anthony B. Pinn
      Pages 1-8
  3. Ethics

  4. Biblical Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Michael Joseph Brown
      Pages 53-72
    3. Allen Callahan
      Pages 91-107
  5. Pastoral Studies

  6. Theology

  7. Musical Studies

  8. Hermeneutics and Cultural Criticism

  9. Sociology of Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Alton B. Pollard III
      Pages 315-346
    3. Kelly Brown Douglas
      Pages 347-362

About this book


In this book, contributors argue that the Black Church must begin to address the significance of sexuality if it is to actually present liberation as a mode of existence that fully appreciates the body. The contributors argue that we not only have to look at the Black Church in this discussion, but also explore black Christianity in general.


black church Christianity religion religious studies sociology of religion theology women

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony B. Pinn
    • 1
  • Dwight N. Hopkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Rice UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Chicago Divinity SchoolUSA

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