Abgar of Edessa iconography legend,
309
abuse, in Santiago’s América’s Dream,
140–47, 170 n. 7, 170 n. 9
“Adam Lives in Theory” (Hill song),
217–18
aesthetics, theology of, 253–69,
272–73; “black” Jesus iconography
and, 318–20; Christian iconography
and, 302–6
African American churches: electronic
church phenomenon and, 231–46;
government promotion of, 107–11;
hip-hop origins in, 207–11; mega-
church movement and, 233–36;
table fellowship and political activ-
ism in, 339–54
African American culture: absence of
national myths in, 120–23; alimen-
tary theology and, 384–86; “black”
Jesus iconography and, 315–20; com-
munality and, 249–52; electronic
church movement and, 240–46;
government policy impact on,
103–11; hip-hop origins in, 206–11;
media images of women in, 98–103,
105–11; in Morrison’s fiction, 119;
normative representations of Jesus
and, 312–13, 329 n. 12; objectification
of bodies in, 72–74; rap music and,
185–89, 206–11; sexist treatment of
women and, 96–111; table fellowship
and political activism of women in,
339–54
African American theology: “black”
Jesus iconography and, 315–20;
body and embodiment concepts
in, 29–32, 115–16; cross-cultural
communication with Latino/a
theologians, 1–8; crucifixion imagery
and, 303–6; cultural production
and, 13–16, 22–23, 62–65; electronic
church phenomenon and, 231–46;
evolution of, 4; hip-hop music and,
191–97; intellectual activity and
electronic church phenomenon
and, 239–46; normative representa-
tions of Jesus and, 312–13, 329 n. 12;
popular culture and, 16–25, 35–37;
popular religious practices and, 5;
Puerto Rican theology and, 166–69;
religious cartography and, 27–29;
televangelism and, 271–74; transcen-
dence of flesh and, 83–86. See also
womanist theology
African culture and religion: European
and Western representations of,
313–15, 329 n. 12; Jesus’s race and,
303; in Morrison’s Paradise, 123,
125–26, 129–30; in Puerto Rican
literature, 134–36, 159–60, 172 n. 34,
172 n. 36, 176–77; womanist theol-
ogy and, 205–6
Afrika Bambaataa (rap artist), 208
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