Disruptive Christian Ethics When Racism and Women's Lives Matter

ISBN-10: 066422959X

ISBN-13: 9780664229597

Edition: 2006

Authors: Traci C. West

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Bringing to the fore the difficult realities of racism and the sexual violation of women, Traci West argues for a liberative method of Christian social ethics in which the discussion begins, not with generic philosophical concepts, but in the concrete realities of the lives of the socially and economically marginalized. She writes, ?The idea that we?ve ?moved beyond? our society's need for concretely identifying these concerns is a costly lie.? Presenting conscience-jarring stories of individual women's experience and endurance of prejudice, violation, and subjugation, West demonstrates how racism can impact key ideas in Christian ethics, influence government policy on welfare, infect public practice, and invade worship. Concluding with hope-filled testimonies of black women ministers and activists confronting heterosexism in their communities, Disruptive Christian Ethics is a virtual toolkit for how to ?do? ethics. It enables readers to hone their skills at recognizing racial subjugation and demonstrates how to make the transformation of unjust, marginalizing conditions for women key criteria for evaluating society's healthiness.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 1/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Traci C. West is Assistant Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Liberating Concepts
Context: Niebuhr's Ethics and Harlem Activists
Terms: Feminist/Womanist Ethics and Sexual Violation
Liberating Practice
Policy: The Bible and Welfare Reform
Liturgy: Church Worship and White Superiority
Leadership: Dissenting Leaders and Heterosexism
Notes
Index
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