A New Birth: Agency Over One’s Self and Body and Sacred Spaces of Play

  • Danjuma G. Gibson
Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)


In this chapter, two out of the three themes deemed necessary for the effectuation of one’s internal force of being are developed: (1) engaging sacred spaces of play and interior reflection and (2) practicing agency over the body. Through key examples taken from his autobiographies, I demonstrate that using liminal spaces of imagination as well as practicing agency over his body both served to prop up the subjectivity of Frederick Douglass.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danjuma G. Gibson
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  1. 1.Calvin Theological SeminaryGrand RapidsUSA

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