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The Resource The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race, Willie James Jennings

The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race, Willie James Jennings

Label
The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race
Title
The Christian imagination
Title remainder
theology and the origins of race
Statement of responsibility
Willie James Jennings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighborly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions? In this ambitious and wide-ranging work, Willie James Jennings delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, to reveal how Christianity's highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies. A probing study of the cultural fragmentation-social, spatial, and racial-that took root in the Western mind, this book shows how Christianity has consistently forged Christian nations rather than encouraging genuine communion between disparate groups and individuals.Weaving together the stories of Zurara, the royal chronicler of Prince Henry, the Jesuit theologian Jose de Acosta, the famed Anglican Bishop John William Colenso, and the former slave writer Olaudah Equiano, Jennings narrates a tale of loss, forgetfulness, and missed opportunities for the transformation of Christian communities. Touching on issues of slavery, geography, Native American history, Jewish-Christian relations, literacy, and translation, he brilliantly exposes how the loss of land and the supersessionist ideas behind the Christian missionary movement are both deeply implicated in the invention of race.Using his bold, creative, and courageous critique to imagine a truly cosmopolitan citizenship that transcends geopolitical, nationalist, ethnic, and racial boundaries, Jennings charts, with great vision, new ways of imagining ourselves, our communities, and the landscapes we inhabit
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jennings, Willie James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Race
Label
The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race, Willie James Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Zurara's tears -- Acosta's laugh -- Colenso's heart -- Equiano's words -- White space and literacy -- Those near belonging
Control code
ocn808346478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 366 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt114zwd
  • 85b85c14-9eb3-4e7f-a94d-04471c6c6522
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346478
Label
The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race, Willie James Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Zurara's tears -- Acosta's laugh -- Colenso's heart -- Equiano's words -- White space and literacy -- Those near belonging
Control code
ocn808346478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 366 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt114zwd
  • 85b85c14-9eb3-4e7f-a94d-04471c6c6522
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346478

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