Black and Feminist Theology and the Christian Faith (video)

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Morning Session. A) conclusion of Pauli Murray presentation B) Responses by Lillian Poe Webb, John Cartright C)beginning of presentation by Olivia P. Stokes

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Pauli Murray lectures on Black theology and feminist theology and how each give deeper meaning to the Christian faith. She also critiques both theologies for their narrow focus on the oppressed community represented as the power and premise for judgment. John Cartright in his response to Murray’s lecture also critiques both theologies for their focus on the doctrine of God as opposed to the doctrine of creation. Pauli Murray concludes the lecture by proposing the unity of Black theology and feminist theology to confront issues where race, sex and class intersect.

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00:00:06 Pauli Murray talks about potential and possibilities of theologies against sexism and racism and how they help give deeper meaning to Christian faith.

00:01:35 Suggest one of the problems of liberation theologies is the tendency to stress the role of the oppressed community as the primary locust of the power and premise for judgment, and that this too narrow.

00:02:28 Concludes by saying Black theology has much to gain by looking at the dynamic potential within the feminist theologians to help strengthen rather than compete with Black theologians and help give broader perspective especially where race, sex, and class intersect.

00:03:51 Lillian Poe Webb gives observations and asks questions.

00:12:11 John Cartright makes comments about the focus of Black and Feminist theologies on the doctrine of God as opposed to the doctrine of creation.

00:20:06 Unidentified man gives remarks and thanks lecturer.

00:20:30 Pauli Murray responds to comments and questions on lecturer.

00:24:50 Video Ends.


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