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Dwight Hopkins

American academic

Dwight N. Hopkins is a professor of theology at the University of Chicago and an ordained American Baptist minister.


  • Culture is constituted by human labor, the aesthetic, and the spirit. In this regard, culture is an integrated way of life which shuns false dichotomies between sacred and so-called secular. Human labor denotes a mutuality between base and superstructure. The aesthetic argues for a norm grounded in internal beauty and ethical functionality. And the spirit is the vivifying thread woven throughout all of culture.
    • "A Black Theology of Liberation," Black Theology, v. 3, n. 1, January 2005

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