Pan-Africanism and African-American Liberation in a Postmodern World: A Review Essay
Author: Gordon, Lewis R.
Source: Journal of Religious Ethics, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer 1999 , pp. 333-358(26)
Abstract:This review essay explores Josiah Young's project of developing a liberatory Pan-Africanism that is attuned to cultural diversity and Victor Anderson's advocacy of postmodern cultural criticism in African-American religious thought. After situating African-American religious thought as a branch of Africana thought, the author examines these two religious thinkers' work as an effort to forge a position on African-American religious thought—including its relation to theology—in an age where even theory is treated as a god that is about to die. At the conclusion, secularism emerges as a religious project that normatively undergirds the methodological dimensions of these works.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999-06-01