[Continued-The Generic Structure of Afro-American Theology by Dr. James Evans] (audio)

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Evans/West audience response continued. Tape 2 of 2

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This audio is a continuation of Dr. James Evans’ presentation on Afro-American theology. In this portion members of the audience ask questions. Among the issues discussed are rationalization and bureaucracy. Also discussed is the relationship between the work of Black sociologists and Black theologians. Comments by Cornel West are given.

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00:00:24 Audio begins with an unidentified man and Dr. James Evans discussing Black theologians and the problem of land.

00:09:27 Cornel West comments on the processes of rationalization and bureaucracy invading institutions of higher learning.

00:20:54 An unidentified man asks questions about the work of the Black sociologists and Black ethicists informing work of Black theologians.

00:22:07 Dr. James Evans discusses the lack of social theory by Black theologians. He says this is a weakness of Black theology. He discusses how insight for analysis can be gained from the works of sociologists of religion and how a Black sociologist can also be theologians.

00:34:22 Audio ends.


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