Black theology has flourished within the academy. Its theories, however, have not always translated into practical use for Black people. 'Dramatizing Theologies' outlines the strong practical dimension of Black theology. Combining Black theology with dramatic, dialogical sketch material, the book produces an accessible approach to Black theological dialogue. The chasm between the academy, church and grassroots communities is overcome through the use of drama. 'Dramatizing Theologies' offers a unique methodology for Black theological conversation with the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised.
Act One - Setting the Scene Chapter 1: A Voice for the Voiceless: Setting the Context and Background for this Work Act Two - Outlining the Drama Chapter 2: Getting All Dramatic: The Development of Christian Drama Chapter 3: Welcome to the Party: Christian Drama meets Black Theology Act Three - Detailing the Denouement Chapter 4: What Lies behind the Facade?: Developing an Underlying Method for Bringing Drama and Black Theology Together Chapter 5: Theology from the Bottom up: Developing an Inclusive Methodology for Engaging with the Voiceless Chapter 6: Practical Applications for 'A Process of Dramatizing Theologies' Appendix A: Template for Assessing Our Gifts and Graces Appendix B