Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1976, Hopkins received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, United States
In 1984, Hopkins received a Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in 1988.
Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
In 2000, Hopkins received a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Dwight N. Hopkins, the Alexander Campbell Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, lectures on the tangible lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. on the relationships among race, economic hardship, and theology.
(Black theology continually poses a challenge to Christian...)
Black theology continually poses a challenge to Christian witness and faith. Through a critical analysis of leading religious thinkers, Dwight N. Hopkins explores the fundamental differences and similarities between black theology in the United States and black theology in South Africa and asks: What is the common denominator between the two? Part I examines the historical, political, cultural, and theological background of contemporary black theology in both countries.
(Original and far-reaching, this book shows the resources ...)
Original and far-reaching, this book shows the resources for Black theology within the living tradition of African-American religion and culture. Beginning with the slave narratives, Hopkins tells how slaves received their masters' faith and transformed it into a gospel of liberation.
(A book that reviews the principles of modern Black Theolo...)
A book that reviews the principles of modern Black Theology, its roots and contributions to the Christian world. It also discusses what challenges Black theologians face in their minister and their religious communities.
(Hopkins contends that the lives of enslaved African Ameri...)
Hopkins contends that the lives of enslaved African Americans were the foundational source of liberating faith and practice for African Americans today. Down, Up, and Over draws on their religious experience, and the example of their faith and witness, to develop a constructive theology of liberation.
(When Cone wrote Black Theology and Black Power, he signal...)
When Cone wrote Black Theology and Black Power, he signaled to the world that the American black faith tradition would no longer recognize the confines of the church walls as the extent of its purview in society. Cone liberated the Gospel of Christ from its institutionalized forms, unhinging it from oppressive and racist power structures in American society and releasing it to do its work in the public sphere. Black Faith and Public Talk continues Cone's theme of power in the public realm and examines the economic, political, cultural, gender, and theological implications of black faith and black theology.
(Faith, hope, and love embody the black theology of libera...)
Faith, hope, and love embody the black theology of liberation, a movement created by a group of African- American pastors in the 1960s who felt that Christ's gospel held a special message of liberation for African- Americans, and for all oppressed people. Beginning with an intimate introduction, Hopkins writes of his mother's death, when he was nine, and reveals that his father's love for the poor influenced him to become a Minister and to pursue a life of service which required 'a compassionate intellect and an intellectual compassion.
(Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology ha...)
Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated classic theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology.
In 1976, Hopkins received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. In 1984, he received a Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in 1988. In 2000, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Dwight N. Hopkins was a visiting professor at Renmin (People’s) University, Beijing, China. He initiated and managed a 14-country network to think about the practices of building healthy communities and healthy individuals in communities. With representatives from Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Japan, India, England, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and the USA, the network forged learning about neighbors through neighbors sharing their cultures.
Currently, Hopkins is a professor of theology at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is the senior editor of the Henry McNeil Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion for Orbis Books.
(Faith, hope, and love embody the black theology of libera...)2002
(When Cone wrote Black Theology and Black Power, he signal...)1999
(Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology ha...)2005
(Hopkins contends that the lives of enslaved African Ameri...)1999
(Original and far-reaching, this book shows the resources ...)1993
(A book that reviews the principles of modern Black Theolo...)1999
(Black theology continually poses a challenge to Christian...)1989
Hopkins is an ordained American Baptist minister. He is a member and teaches at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Hopkins was a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society for the Study of Black Religion, Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.
On July 5, 1986, Hopkins married Nancy Diao. They have two children - William and Eva.