Black Divinity is primarily a theological work, but it also has elements of social science in it. The central theological premises discussed are radical Biblical interpretations. This radicalism draws it far away from Christian views, whether Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox. In fact, though the Bible is used throughout the ideas and themes are those of the street life. The book as a whole is unashamedly street and pushes for progress in street situations. The book is also unapologetically Black and uses certain Black theological and anthropological references too. Of these the most notable come from ancient Egypt and the ancient Egyptian philosophy.