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Islam & the Problem of Black Suffering

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The problem confronting theology in the black community is not simply proving that God exists but, rather, that God cares. For the Muslim, it is essential that such a theology be grounded in the Quran and Islam's theological tradition. The Blackamerican Muslim, meanwhile, must also vindicate the protest-oriented agenda of black religion.

by Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234

Table of Contents:

Introduction
William R. Jones and Challenge of Black Theodicy
The Perduring Problem of Blackness: Beyond Ontological Suffering 
Chapter One: The Formative Development of Classical Muslim Theology
The Arabians and Atheological "Peripheral Vision"
Muhammad b. Idris al-Shafi'i and the Arabian Versus Arab Regime of Sense 
Traditionalism and Rationalism: The Rhetoric of Transcendence and the False Detente 
Chapter Two: Mu'tazilism and Black Theodicy
Early Development and Basic Contours of Mu'tazilite Theology
Relevant Details of Mu'tazilite Theology
Mu'tazilism and Jones 
Chapter Three: Ash'arism and Black Theodicy
Early Development and Basic Contours of Ash'arite Theology
Relevant Details of Ash'arite Theology 
Ash'arism and Jones 
Chapter Four: Maturidism and Black Theodicy
Early Development and Basic Contours of Maturidite Theology 
Relevant Details of Maturidite Theology 
Maturidism and Jones 
Chapter Five: Traditionalism and Black Theodicy
Early Development and Basic Contours of Traditionalism 
Relevant Details of Tradtionalist Theology 
Traditionalism and Jones 
Conclusion 
Notes
Bibliography