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Introduction: Sisyphus, humanism, and the challenge of three

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... A controlled optimism that recognizes both human potential and human destructive activities.Anthony B. Pinn, The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 149–50. This is a humanist approach...

Speaking in public: The problem of theistic language for collective life

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Having given attention to various dimensions of humanism with/in cultural worlds, I now turn attention to the issue of language—the grammar and vocabulary used to express public life. I do so by turning to the presidency of Barack Obama...

Racing humanism: Two examples for context

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... in Stephen Angell and Anthony B. Pinn (eds), Social Protest Thought in the African Methodist Episcopal Churchy, 1862-1939 (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2000), 137. Doctrine of God is measured against anthropology. That is why...

Gathering the godless: Intentional “Communities” and ritualizing ordinary life

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... that structuring of collective life.Numerous articles and books have been produced in recent years which are meant to address this concern for community and ritualization of life. See, for example, Dale McGowan and Anthony Pinn (eds), Everyday Humanism...

African Americans living li(f)e

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... a core value without which these movements and the organizations comprising them fail to live out the best of the humanist tradition and agenda.A portion of this paragraph is drawn from Anthony B. Pinn, “ Remembering African American...

Humanism and the rethinking of a King’s King

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... lamented, interrogated, and challenged any reliance on redemptive suffering argumentation as the linchpin of theodical reflection.Particularly Pinn, Why, Lord?, 1995; Pinn, Varieties of African American Religious Experience (Minneapolis: Fortress...

Putting Jesus in his place

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

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... as he is marched to his death gives Simon and his black descendants a special place with Christ. Thereby salvation history holds the marks of “ethnological development.”Anthony B. Pinn, Moral Evil and Redemptive Suffering: A History of Theodicy...

Nimrod is a hero . . . and God is a problem

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... in Anthony B. Pinn and Allen D. Callahan (eds), African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 26–34; and “God’s Obituary: A Humanist Response to Mass Murder,” Religion Dispatches (December 25,...

End of the “End”: Humanism, hip-hop, and death

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... but they address different dimensions of the question of death. The others include “Zombies in the ‘Hood: Rap Music, Camusian Absurdity, and the Structuring of Death,” in Monica Miller and Anthony B. Pinn (eds), Religion in Hip Hop: The New Terrain...

Sisyphus’s happiness

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... them—along with Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, Henry David Thoreau (though some will debate this), W. E. B. Du Bois, and so on.I have in mind texts such as: Richard Wright, Black Boy (New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2007);...