By Jonathon S. Kahn
W. E. B. Du Bois is an implausible candidate for a venture in faith. His skepticism of and, even, hostility towards faith is quickly demonstrated and canonically accredited. certainly, he spent his profession rejecting normative spiritual commitments to associations and supernatural ideals. during this ebook, Jonathon Kahn deals a clean and debatable interpreting of Du Bois that seeks to overturn this view. Kahn contends that the traditional remedy of Du Bois turns a deaf ear to his writings. For if we are open to their non secular timbre, these writings-from his epoch-making The Souls of Black folks to his unstudied sequence of parables that depict the lynching of an African American Christ-reveal a digital obsession with faith. Du Bois's ethical, literary, and political mind's eye is inhabited through non secular rhetoric, thoughts and tales. Divine Discontent recovers and introduces readers to the remarkably complicated and sundry non secular global in Du Bois's writings. it is a global of sermons, of non secular virtues resembling sacrifice and piety, of jeremiads that struggle for a black American kingdom in the better kingdom. in contrast to different African American non secular voices on the time, even if, Du Bois's non secular orientation is especially heterodox--it exists outdoor the boundaries of institutional Christianity. Kahn indicates how Du Bois self-consciously marshals spiritual rhetoric, options, typologies, narratives, virtues, and moods that allows you to problem conventional Christian worldview during which occasions functionality to verify a divine order. Du Bois's antimetaphysical spiritual voice, he argues, locations him firmly within the American culture of pragmatic non secular naturalism typified through William James. This leading edge studying of Du Bois may still entice students of yankee faith, highbrow heritage, African American experiences, and philosophy of faith.
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Extra resources for Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois
For Du Bois, these terms are to be engaged and wrestled with, not shunned. 45 The result is a protean self, a divided self, whose double consciousness renders it sensitive to ambiguity and conﬂict. While at times Du Bois describes double consciousness as a hindrance, in the fullness of Souls he transforms it into an achievement of critical consciousness. ”46 The Du Boisian African American self is riven on the strength of realizing its complex social positioning. Toni Morrison writes of double consciousness: “W.
In fact, he was often quick to reject them outright. What certainly is true is that he drew intimately on black Christian resources. Yet there is something discomﬁting about describing Du Bois as a convert to black Christianity. His heterodoxy runs too deep. Consider, for example, his doubt about the very idea of an afterlife: “My thought on personal immortality is easily explained. I do 24 divine discontent not know. ”14 This sort of base language is startling and exceedingly unusual for the early twentieth century.
1 What Is Pragmatic Religious Naturalism, and What Does It Have to Do with Du Bois? Since religion is dead, religion is everywhere. Religion was once an affair of the church; it is now in the streets, in each man’s heart. Once there were priests; now every man’s a priest. —Richard Wright, The Outsider (1953)1 And all that I really have been trying to say is that a certain group that I know and to which I belong . . bears in its bosom just now the spiritual hope of this land because of the persons who compose it and not by divine command.
Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois by Jonathon S. Kahn