After sketching the development of black theology and its unmasking of white racism at the heart of Christianity in the United States, the article turns to the seminal work of historian of religions Charles H. Long in order to understand more adequately the emergence of black religion. Such understanding prompts the conclusion that the future of black theology may lie in the exploration of the mystical aspects of black religion.
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M. Shawn Copeland; Blackness Past, Blackness Future—and Theology. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 October 2013; 112 (4): 625–640. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-2345207
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