In Theologizing in Black, Celucien Joseph interrelates various bodies of theological literature that are often kept separate. As Joseph explains, his book is a study of Black liberation theology in the United States in comparison to and engaged with African theology and Afro-Caribbean theology. He argues that each of these theological projects are subsumed under Africana Liberation Theology (16, 21).

Joseph's study is delineated in five objectives. First, the book shows how African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean theologians interpret Black people's relationship to God (ix). Second, the book shows the distinction between religious experience and theological thinking in Black culture as well as the connection between them. Under the second objective, Joseph's thesis and corollary seem to be the following: “The Black experience in religion is critical as it has paved the way for thinking theologically or theologizing in black. The idea here is that religious thinking leads to...

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