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The Resource Goodbye Christ? : Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance, Peter Kerry Powers

Goodbye Christ? : Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance, Peter Kerry Powers

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Goodbye Christ? : Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance
Title
Goodbye Christ?
Title remainder
Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance
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Peter Kerry Powers
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Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance
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eng
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  • "This book discusses the role of religion, or more specifically the shunning of a predominant white view of religion for a more independent black religious voice, in the writings of authors active during the Harlem Renaissance. Powers discusses the work of Du Bois, Hurston, Larsen, Toomer, and others and contends that religious contexts shaped the rhetoric and imagination of African American writers during the Harlem Renaissance, and, to a degree, dispelled previous religious notions of masculinity for a more secular view"--
  • Despite the proliferation of criticism on the cultural work of the Harlem Renaissance over the course of the past two decades, surprisingly few critics have focused on the ways in which religious contexts shaped the works of New Negro writers and artists during that time. In Goodbye Christ? Masculinity and Christianity in the New Negro Renaissance, Peter Kerry Powers fills this scholarly void, exploring how the intersection of race, religion, and gender during the Harlem Renaissance impacted the rhetoric and imagination of prominent African American writers of the early twentieth century. In order to best understand the secular academic thought that arose during the Harlem Renaissance period, Powers emphasizes that readers must first understand the religious contexts from which it grew. By illustrating how religion informed the New Negro movement, and through his analysis of a range of texts, Powers delineates the ways in which New Negro writers of the early twentieth century sought to loosen the grip of Christianity on the racial imagination, thereby clearing a space for their own cultural work{u2014}and for the development of a secular African American intelligentsia generally. In addition to his examination of well-known authors, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston, Powers also offers an illuminating perspective on lesser-known figures, including Reverdy Ransom and Frederick Cullen. In his exploration of the role of race and religion at the time, Powers employs an intersectional approach to religion and gender, and especially masculinity, in his discussion. Goodbye Christ? answers the call for a body of work that considers religion as a relevant precursor to the secular intelligentsia that grew during the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1900s. By offering a complete look at the tensions that arose between churches and Harlem Renaissance writers and artists, readers can gain a better understanding of the work that Harlem Renaissance writers undertook during the early decades of the twentieth century. -- {u2021}c From back cover
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1959-
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Powers, Peter Kerry
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810.9/89607307471
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music
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index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
P69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christianity in literature
  • American fiction
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Religion in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity in literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Religion in literature
  • United States
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Goodbye Christ? : Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance, Peter Kerry Powers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Introduction. Intimate Distance : Faith and Doubts of the Cultural Fathers -- "Old as Religion, as Delphi and Endor" : Secular Patrimony in The Souls of Black Folk -- "He Didn't Come to Help Me" : Folk Paternity and Failed Conversions in Langston Hughes -- "Artificial Men" : Anti-intellectualism, Christianity, and Cultural Leadership -- "Leave All That Littleness and Look Higher" : The Educated Man as Hero and Martyr -- "That Good Man, That Godly Man" : Abusive Ministers and Educated Lovers in Oscar Micheaux and Nella Larsen -- "A Polished Man of Strength and Power" : Race, Body, and Spirit in the Harlem Renaissance -- "The Singing Man Who Must Be Reckoned With" : Private Desire and Public Responsibility in the Poetry of Countee Cullen -- "Gods of Physical Violence, Stopping at Nothing" : Masculinity, Physicality, and Creativity in Zora Neale Hurston -- Conclusion. Goodbye Christ? : Christianity and African American Literary History
Control code
988232096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781621903734
Lccn
2017004064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)988232096
Label
Goodbye Christ? : Christianity, masculinity, and the new Negro renaissance, Peter Kerry Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Intimate Distance : Faith and Doubts of the Cultural Fathers -- "Old as Religion, as Delphi and Endor" : Secular Patrimony in The Souls of Black Folk -- "He Didn't Come to Help Me" : Folk Paternity and Failed Conversions in Langston Hughes -- "Artificial Men" : Anti-intellectualism, Christianity, and Cultural Leadership -- "Leave All That Littleness and Look Higher" : The Educated Man as Hero and Martyr -- "That Good Man, That Godly Man" : Abusive Ministers and Educated Lovers in Oscar Micheaux and Nella Larsen -- "A Polished Man of Strength and Power" : Race, Body, and Spirit in the Harlem Renaissance -- "The Singing Man Who Must Be Reckoned With" : Private Desire and Public Responsibility in the Poetry of Countee Cullen -- "Gods of Physical Violence, Stopping at Nothing" : Masculinity, Physicality, and Creativity in Zora Neale Hurston -- Conclusion. Goodbye Christ? : Christianity and African American Literary History
Control code
988232096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781621903734
Lccn
2017004064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)988232096

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