Tradition and the Traditions of African American Catholicism

  title={Tradition and the Traditions of African American Catholicism},
  author={M. Copeland},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={632 - 655}
The author takes as her point of departure Black Catholic appropriation of the Tradition in the anticipatory theological reflection of the Black Catholic Congress held in 1893. She then interprets the retrieval of African cultural retensions through the lens of popular religion. In her final section she identifies the Black Catholic subject of Tradition. 


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