Interview on Race and Religion in America with Anthony Pinn
Anthony Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities at Rice University in Houston Texas. He is the author or editor of over thirty-five books and is one of the world’s leading experts on African American religion. In our conversation, we speak about his journey away from his childhood Christian faith and towards academia and the black humanist tradition, his influential scholarship on African American religious diversity and the study of hip hop and religion, and the current climate of race relations in the contemporary United States and how universities might learn from the mass protest movement that took shape across American cities this past summer.
Books referenced in the podcast:
- Anthony Pinn, Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Atheist Became a Better Atheist https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781616148447/Writing-God's-Obituary-How-a-Good-Methodist-Became-a-Better-Atheist
- Anthony Pinn, Varieties of African American Religious Experience https://www.fortresspress.com/store/productgroup/1244/Varieties-of-African-American-Religious-Experience
- Anthony Pinn, The End of God Talk: An African American Humanist Theology https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340822.001.0001/acprof-9780195340822?rskey=SPMFvZ&result=65
- Christopher Driscoll, Monica Miller, and Anthony Pinn, Eds., Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning https://www.routledge.com/Kendrick-Lamar-and-the-Making-of-Black-Meaning/Driscoll-Miller-Pinn/p/book/9781138541511
- William R. Jones, Is God a White Racist? A Preamble to Black Theology http://www.beacon.org/Is-God-A-White-Racist-P168.aspx