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Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University and teaches courses on African American religion, history of black religious thought, and black theology. He is the author of over thirty-five books, including The New Disciples: A Novel (2015), The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology (2012), Varieties of African American Religious Experience (Fortress Press, 1998), and Why Lord? Suffering and Evil in Black Theology (1995).

Book List

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October 15, 2017

Twenty years ago, Anthony Pinn’s engrossing survey highlighted the rich diversity of black religious life in America, revealing expressions of an ever-changing black religious quest. ...

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July 1, 2011

Is there really a monolithic "black church"? Distilling the arguments of Pinn's important and provocative work in Terror and Triumph, this brief work asks the...

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January 16, 2003
Given the unique history of African Americans and its diverse religious flowering—in Black Christianity, the Nation of Islam, Voodoo, and...
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November 7, 2001

A concise and accessible history. A brief history of black Christian churches in the United States has long been needed. Larger sociological and historical...

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November 19, 1998
Anthony Pinn's engrossing survey highlights the rich diversity of black religious life in America, revealing manifestations of an ever-changing black...