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Author Pinder, Kymberly N., author.

Title Painting the gospel : black public art and religion in Chicago / Kymberly N. Pinder
Published Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The New Black Studies Series
New Black studies series.
Contents Introduction : visualizing Christ our redeemer, man our brother -- 1. Painting the Gospel blues : race, empathy, and religion at Pilgrim Baptist Church -- 2. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden : First Church of Deliverance and its media ministry -- 3. Black liberation theology, black power, and the black arts movement at Trinity United Church of Christ -- 4. Father Tolton's soldiers : black imagery in three Catholic churches -- 5. Urban street faith : murals, t-shirts, and devout graffiti -- Conclusion : where the black Christ suffers and the politics of black tragic space in Chicago -- Appendix I. Tours and maps -- Appendix II. Daily scripture emails from Saint Sabina -- Appendix III. Explanations for scenes in mural at Holy Angels Catholic Church
Summary "Innovative and lavishly illustrated, 'Painting the Gospel' offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about African American art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. Kymberly N. Pinder escorts readers on an eye-opening odyssey to the murals, stained glass, and sculptures dotting the city's African American churches and neighborhoods. Moving from Chicago's oldest black Christ figure to contemporary religious street art, [she] explores ideas like blackness in public, art for black communities, and the relationship of Afrocentric art to Black Liberation Theology. She also focuses attention on art excluded from scholarship due to racial or religious particularity. Throughout, she reflects on the myriad ways private black identities assert public and political goals through imagery"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject African American art -- Illinois -- Chicago
African American churches -- Illinois -- Chicago
African Americans in art.
Blacks in art.
Christian art and symbolism -- Illinois -- Chicago
Christianity and culture -- Illinois -- Chicago
Public art -- Illinois -- Chicago
Race in art.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Religious.
African American art.
Christian art and symbolism.
Public art.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019716494
ISBN 0252098080