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Coda: My Point of View as an Author

  • William David Hart
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Abstract

In chapter 1, I described some of the problems that confront religion scholars, especially the relation between tutored and untutored habits of belief. This Coda is a meditation on the Black Church experience that captures, so to speak, the phenomenology of my perception. Along the way, I offer idiosyncratic ref lections on creed. I explore, in short, the assumptions, motives, and methods, the forms of inquiry and evidence that shape my perspective as the author of this book.

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    L. Bennett Jr., The Challenge of Blackness (Chicago: Johnson Publishing, 1972), 305.Google Scholar
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    G. Santayana, Interpretation of Poetry and Religion (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1900), v.Google Scholar
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    J. Royce, T he P roblem of C hristianity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968), 62.Google Scholar
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    See R. Corriginton, Natures Religion (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Little field Publishers, 1997), 151.Google Scholar
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    I borrow this concept from R. Rubenstein, After Auschwitz (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966), 152.Google Scholar
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    Friedrich Nietzsche, Samtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe vol. 10, selection s[1] number 68, ed. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinai (Berlin: de Gryter, 1980), 195. Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882 to February 1883.Google Scholar

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