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Enfleshing Freedom Body, Race, and Being

ISBN-10: 0800662741
ISBN-13: 9780800662745
Edition: 2009
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Description: Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete, visceral, and embodied in the everyday experience and relationships that determine who we are. In that case, argues distinguished theologian Shawn Copeland, we have much to learn from  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete, visceral, and embodied in the everyday experience and relationships that determine who we are. In that case, argues distinguished theologian Shawn Copeland, we have much to learn from the embodied experience of black women who, for centuries, have borne in their bodies the identities and pathologies of those in power. With rare insight and conviction, Copeland demonstrates how black women's experience and oppression cast a completely different light on our theological theorems and pious platitudes and reveal them as a kind of mental colonization that still operates powerfully in our economic and political configurations today. Further, Copeland argues, race and embodiment and relations of power not only reframe theological anthropology but also our notions of discipleship, church, and Christ as well. In fact, she argues, our postmodern situation marked decidedly by the realities of race, conflict, the remains of colonizing myths, and the health of bodies affords an opportunity to be human (and to be the body of Christ) with new clarity and effect.

Foreword
Introduction
Body, Race, and Being
Making a Body Black: Inventing Race
Skin as Horizon: Theorizing Race and Racism
Seeing Body
Being Black
Black Body Theology
Enfleshing Freedom
Objectifying the Body
The Subject of Freedom
The Freedom of the Subject
Enfleshing Freedom-Return to the Clearing
Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christ
Jesus and Empire
The Body in the New Imperial (Dis)Order
Marking the (Queer) Flesh of Christ
(Re)Marking the Flesh of the Church
Turning the Subject
A New Anthropological Question
A New Anthropological Subject
Solidarity
Eschatological Healing of "the Body of Broken Bones"
Eucharist, Racism, and Black Bodies
Wounding the Body of a People
Terrorizing the Body of a People
Eucharistic Solidarity: Embodying Christ
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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