We Are One Voice
Black Theology in the USA and South Africa
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
186 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.37 in
- Published: November 2017
$25.00 / £22.00 / AU$33.00Buy
- Published: November 2017
$45.00 / £40.00 / AU$62.00Buy
Simon S. Maimela is a retired Professor of Theology from the University of South Africa. The first South African to receive a doctorate from Harvard University in the field of religious studies, Maimela was a pioneering founder of black theology of liberation in South Africa and on the entire African continent. In addition to his publications, he has produced several generations of black liberation theologians.
Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Dwight N. Hopkins is author of Black Theology: Essays on Gender Perspectives and Black Theology: Essays on Global Perspectives.
"The republication of We Are One Voice gives us an amazing opportunity to reconsider the incredible insights gained from these pioneering dialogues and ask ourselves new questions. What have we forgotten, forgone, or lost sight of? Can we revive, restore, and reengage these relevant ideas and reassess the similarities and differences of black theology in North America and South Africa to aide us in our collective search for ways to address the issues confronting the Black communities today? We need this book for now and the future."
Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND, PhD and Director, Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership, Oblate School of Theology
“The development of Black theology is indebted to the powerful resistance of African Americans and Black South Africans in their respective fights against White supremacy. We Are One Voice: Black Theology in the USA and South Africa remains the pivotal text in outlining the groundbreaking emergence of Black theology in both contexts. This book remains a must read!”
Anthony G. Reddie - Editor of Black Theology: An International Journal. Extraordinary Professor, University of South Africa.
“The republication of this book reaffirms the fact that we are still one voice. At the same time, it begs of us to be self-critical of how far we have come. It realises that the issue of race and racism is as relevant as it was when black theology was first conceptualised. More than that, in a context were we have noted that our histories were deliberately distorted and contorted, we are called to assert that for black theology to be relevant today in the USA and South Africa, it must insist that African epistemologies and worldviews become central in our theological reflections.”
Rothney Tshaka, Acting Director of the School of Humanities and Prof. of Theology, University of South Africa