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Maya Angelou

Subject: Literature

1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

Liberation Theologies in America

Liberation Theologies in America   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Religion
Length:
9,450 words

...manifestations of oppression, including the structural violence of mass incarceration and acts of police brutality. Resources for black liberation theology include slave narratives, Negro spirituals, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, poetry (James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou), literature (Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison), and black resistance to oppression exemplified by the writings and biographies of significant witnesses (Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr.). Black liberation theologians take the history of...

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola (1945)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
402 words

...Story: A Wise Tale About What is Enough . Another genre in which she works is the spoken-word performance. In this area, she has produced a series of audio works, among them the twelve-part live performance Theatre of the Imagination , and performed woman-.life.song with Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison . In addition to practicing Jungian psychoanalysis and engaging in various modes of storytelling (both oral and written), Estés founded and directs La Sociedad de Guadalupe, a human rights organization. Estés holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and...

Hebrew Biblical Poetry

Hebrew Biblical Poetry   Reference library

Nancy C. Lee

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
6,178 words

.... “Wildpeace.” Translated by Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch . In After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace , edited by Moshe Dor and Barbara Goldberg . Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press with Dryad Press, 1998. Angelou, Maya . “On the Pulse of Morning.” In The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou , pp. 270–273. New York: Random House, 1994. Arapović, Borislav . Between Despair and Lamentation . Edited by Nancy C. Lee . Elmhurst, Ill.: Elmhurst College, 2002. Attridge, Harold W. , and Margot E. Fassler , eds. Psalms in Community:...

African American Literature

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Carolyn M. Jones Medine

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
7,565 words

...American autobiographical testimony continued into the post-Reconstruction, with Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery and with the aforementioned Souls of Black Folks . We see this tradition in the twentieth century in the series of autobiographical works of, for example, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. Poetry was also a force in the Abolitionist Movement. The anti-slavery movement used the Second Great Awakening revival form, bringing a variety of speakers and performers to a site to hold rallies. Sojourner Truth participated in many of these, as did...

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