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Heart of the Cross A Postcolonial Christology

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ISBN-10: 0664230636

ISBN-13: 9780664230630

Edition: 2006

Authors: Wonhee Anne Joh

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Theologies have often pointed to the cross as a place of suffering and sacrifice, while feminist critiques have frequently argued against interpretations of the cross as patriarchal valorizing of suffering. W. Anne Joh points toward a new interpretation of the cross as a place of love, where God and humanity come together in a surprising way. She interprets the cross as performing a double gesture that has a subversive effect. The cross works simultaneously to pay homage to and menace complex oppressive powers. The cross as a double gesture speaks to those who have shifted from a typical politics of identity to political identities shaped more by postmodern ambiguities of difference. Utilizing the Korean concept of jeong (a notion that helps clarify how the double gesture of the cross inspires a new relationality), Joh constructs a theology that is feminist, political and love-centered, while acknowledging the cross as source of pain and suffering.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 8/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Wonhee Anne Joh is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author of In Proximity to the Other: A Postcolonial Theological Anthropology.

Identity out of place
Out of place
Essentialism on trial
Politics of home
Feminist, postcolonial identity - toward Jeong
Han and Jeong
Psychoanalysis of Han and Jeong
Tales of Jeong
Translated translator
Joint security area : life and struggle at the DMZ
Sa-I-Gu : life and struggle in the L.A. Riots
Postcolonial theory and Korean American theology
Identity as a "sweeping force"
Interstitial third space
Debating "postcolonialism"
The crucified God : the way of Jeong
Violent undertones and radical solidarity
Jurgen Moltmann's The crucified God and trinitarian Christology
Emancipatory praxis of Jeong
A Christology of Jeong
Destabilizing the patriarchal divinity
Hah/sin and Jeong/salvation
The powers of Jeong and the horrors of Han
Julia Kristeva's abjection and love
Conclusion : heart of the cross