Call for Chapters: An African American Religious Studies Reader
Rhetoric Race and Religion has issued a call for chapters for an forthcoming volume examining African American Religious Studies tentatively titledTending Our Own Gardens: An African American Religious Studies Reader. Below is the call. If you have any questions, please contact our editor Andre E. Johnson at email@example.com.
Call for Chapters
Scholars of many different disciplines are turning to religion and finding it to be a fruitful endeavor. Both in the academic and popular presses, many scholars see religion as a field worthy of study. One area that scholars are focusing their attention is in the area of African American (Black) Religious Studies. One would only have to attend the many different conferences and workshops to see several panels on the Black Church, Black Religious Practices, Women and Black Religion, The African American Prophetic Tradition and many others, which attest to the vibrancy of the field. In addition, we argue this trend will continue because of the many dissertation projects and master theses that students are producing. In short, the field is destined to grow and produce the next generation of religion scholars.
Therefore, we are interested in compiling and editing a book of original (unpublished) essays that demonstrate the breadth and depth of African American Religious Studies. In short, we desire chapters that focus on any subject pertaining to African American (Black) Religious Studies. In appealing to scholars and audiences that are interdisciplinary and even transdisciplinary, we welcome all areas of inquiry and all methods and/or approaches. We are looking for chapters that focus on but are not limited to the following:
African and African American Religions
African American Religion in the Early Republic.
African American Religious Figures
African American Spiritual an New Age Movements
Religion and the Civil War
Emancipation and Religion
African American Religion and the Gilded Age
African American Prophetic Rhetoric
War and African American Religion
18th and 19th century theological frameworks
Gender and Religion
Religion and the Harlem Renaissance
The Black Church
Religion and the Black Arts Movements
Theorizing Black Religion
If you are interested, along with your CV, send us a 300 word abstract by June 30, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type Reader in the subject line.
Andre E. Johnson
Editor: Rhetoric Race and Religion
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