Theology is the expression of a people's relationship
to God and God to them. The Black approach to theology is
rooted in a positive self-identification and affirms Black
history and includes this people's destiny in faith. Thus,
to speak of Black in the context of the Church is to view
Black Americans as a people who have their own history, who
have their own expressions, traditions, and culture. Being
Black in this country and in the Church in America can give
a profound validity to a singular understanding of racism
and to the value of their contribution in dealing with it.
This experience gives Blacks a highly sensitive perspective
of Christian life.