The outwardly impressive structure of American classical theology is only as strong as its weakest link. Its failure to address itself seriously and successfully to the nation's most debilitating sin, racism, raises the question of its validity in American society. This study chronicles the development of black theology as a response to this theological vacuum. It demonstrates that classical theology in its ambitious attempt to become a universal theology mistakenly identified universal with European thus creating the conditions for the rise of local theologies such as black theology.
The Author: Patrick Bascio is a Catholic priest working in the Turks and Caicos Islands. A former UN delegate for Grenada and most recently Director of Graduate Programs in Humanities at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., Father Bascio is author of two books: The UN Was My Parish, and Building a Just Society.
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Studies in Religion, Culture, and Social Development