(Wednesday, December 01, 1999): . . . well-written and easily accessible book situate black theology in the context of the African American church and in opposition to white-dominated theologies. After a brief introduction to black theology during the slave period, Hopkins (theology, Univ. of Chicago; Shoes That Fit Our Feet) traces its more recent history--from the the Civil Rights era (1950s and 1960s) to the present. He considers the generation of the founders, examines the second generation (which came at theology from different political and cultural perspectives), and then treats more modern movements (especially vis- -vis women and the Third World). He concludes with reflections on the challenges facing black theology today. . . . the potential to make readers who are not African American somewhat uncomfortable because of the challenges they contain.