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Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Kymberly N. Pinder


Innovative and lavishly illustrated, this book offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about black art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. It escorts readers on an eye-opening odyssey to the murals, stained glass, and sculptures dotting the city's black churches and neighborhoods. Moving from Chicago's oldest black Christ figure to contemporary religious street art, the book explores ideas like blackness in public, art for black communities, and the relationship of Afrocentric art to Black Liberation Theology. It also focuses attention on art excluded from scholarship d ... More

Keywords: blackness, black art, black theology, black politics, black identity, Afrocentric art, Chicago, Black Liberation Theology, murals, stained glass

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039928
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kymberly N. Pinder, author
University of New Mexico