The Problem of “African-American Religion:” A Scholar’s Dilemma
Join us for NC State’s annual Impact of Religion lecture. Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. will explore theoretical and practical challenges in the study of African American religion and examine and trouble assumptions about the role of “African-American religion” in black public life — assumptions all too often rooted in a Protestant bias and some static idea of a “black church.” Joseph R. Winters, Assistant Professor at Duke University, will respond.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, and Chair of the Center for African-American Studies at Princeton University. He is current vice president and incoming president of the American Academy of Religion. He is the author of numerous books, including Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America; In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America; and Democracy in Black. He is editor of Is it Nation Time? Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism, and he coedited African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology with Cornel West.