In recent years, programs of Black Church Studies (BCS) have begun to examine their relevance and viability in relation to the academy, church, and society. In light of a preponderance of social inequities faced by African American communities and considering the historical role of the Black Church as social institution, such critical self-reflection is warranted. An inward assessment is necessary to the advancement of BCS as a field of study in seminaries, as a contributor of scholarship to churches and as a wellspring of ideas for programs and policy for the community.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Black Church Studies Reader|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)
- Arts and Humanities(all)