How Long This Road

Race, Religion, and the Legacy of C. Eric Lincoln

  • Editors
  • Alton B. PollardIII
  • Love Henry WhelchelJr.

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Alton B. Pollard III, Love Henry Whelchel Jr.
      Pages 1-16
  3. The Legacy of C. Eric Lincoln

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. C. Eric Lincoln
      Pages 19-33
    3. Charles H. Long
      Pages 35-42
    4. Jon Michael Spencer
      Pages 63-75
    5. Jualynne E. Dodson
      Pages 77-87
  4. The Social Analysis of Religion

  5. The Religious Community Bears Witness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Gardner C. Taylor
      Pages 163-169
    3. Floyd H. Flake
      Pages 171-175
    4. Ava Muhammad
      Pages 177-191
  6. Lift Every Voice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Asa G. Hilliard
      Pages 195-202
    3. John Hope Franklin
      Pages 233-246
  7. Epilogue

    1. Ralph Ellis, Lillian Ashcraft-Eason
      Pages 261-269
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 270-279

About this book


In light of the recent death of C. Eric Lincoln, the renowned theorist of race and religion, scholars came together and created this compelling collection that represents twenty years of critical intellectual reflection in Lincoln's honor. "How Long this Road" is a social study of African American religious patterns and dynamics. C. Eric Lincoln's principle concern with the racial factor in American social and religious life expands in these pages to include such correlative factors as gender, the African Diaspora, and social class. "How Long this Road" is an impressive work that is bound to become a classic in religion and sociology courses, church studies and African American studies.


American studies gender identity theology Tradition

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