Bleg: African Philosophy of Religion
June 13, 2008 — 15:35

Author: Trent Dougherty  Category: Uncategorized  Comments: 4

Passing this along from Rochester alum Nathan Nobis:
“I am looking for writings on what might be called African American philosophy of religion or African-American perspectives on philosophy of religion (or even African philosophy of religion). I have not had much luck finding things. If anyone knows of anything relevant and can pass on the info or post it, I would appreciate that greatly.”

  • Nicholas Rhodes

    I wrote a long post that was accidentally deleted. It’s simply too much to rewrite. I suggested some of the following texts to get started:
    African American Philosophy of Religion
    Yancy, African American Philosophy: Seventeen Conversations
    West, Prosphesy Deliverance
    West, Keeping Faith
    West, African American Religious Thought
    Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation
    Cone, God and the Oppressed
    Pinn, African American Humanist Principles
    Pinn, The African American Religious Experience in America
    African Philosophy of Religion
    Masolo, African Philosophy in Search of Identity
    Hallen, African Philosophy: The Analytic Approach
    Griaule, Conversations with Ogotomelli
    Brown, African Philosophy
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    Let me know if you would like to chat further.

    June 13, 2008 — 18:31
  • The Blackwell Companion to Phil. Religion has an entry, “African religions from a philosophical point of view.” Seems like a good place to start.

    June 13, 2008 — 19:00
  • Matthew Mullins

    I never cease to be amazed by the responsiveness of our readers! I really thought this was a bleg that would sit out here a while.

    June 14, 2008 — 1:06
  • There is probably something by Jorge Garcia, too.

    June 14, 2008 — 10:12