Select 3-5 songs from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly to use collectively as a
cultural source for theological reflection on how the album speaks to the following
(1) what it means to exist as a black person in the U.S. reflective of social, political,
and economic landscapes (3.5-4 pages)
(2) how an analysis of the album helps us think about the doctrines of Christology,
sin as racism and sexism, and salvation as survival and liberation (3.5-4 pages)
(3)Reference your own social location and what is the significance of Black
and Womanist Theologies for the you in the present day? (3.5-4 pages) *also i will provide info on my social location
-10-12-page paper 12-point Times New Roman
with a title page and reference list formatted according to Chicago/Turabian style.
- Two direct quotes from authors/artist per page
-Use Kendrick Lamar’s album as a primary cultural resource (3 to 5 songs)
-use at least 6 of the following readings (required, and I will provide them)
__Kirk and Okazawa-Rey, "Identities and Social Locations"
__S. Johnson, The Myth of Ham
__D. Migliore, "The Task of Theology"
__ Delgado, Critical Race Theory,
__J. Cone, Black Theology, Black Power
__Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
__J. Grant, "Black Theology and the Black Woman"
__ Linda Thomas, "Womanist Theology, Epistemology, and a New Anthropological Paradigm
__Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness
__Pamela Lightsey, Our Lives Matter
__Kelly Brown Douglas, "The Black Church and the Politics of Sexuality"
Choose one additional cultural resource between “The Untold Story of
Emmett Till, The Color Purple, or 12 Years a Slave that you believe best
illustrates these themes/concepts: (discuss all of the following concepts)
__Black Power Movement & Origin
of Black Theology
__Cross and the Lynching Tree
Tillichian Method of Correlation
__ Racism & Sexism/Social Sin
__ Niebuhr’s Tragedy/Beauty Dialectic God as Black/Black Christ.
__ Imago Dei in Blackness & Queerness
__ Survival as a Theological Virtue
__ Sources in Black & Womanist Theologies
__ American Slavery & Black American Experience