Mary McClintock Fulkerson,Marcia W. Mount Shoop's A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed: Race, Memory, and Eucharist PDF

By Mary McClintock Fulkerson,Marcia W. Mount Shoop

ISBN-10: 1498290302

ISBN-13: 9781498290302

ISBN-10: 1620329042

ISBN-13: 9781620329047

Race and privilege are matters that cry out for brand new varieties of recognition and therapeutic in American society. extra in particular, we're being referred to as to floor the dynamics of whiteness specifically in contexts the place whites have had the main strength in the United States. The church is a type of contexts--particularly church buildings that experience normally been obvious because the stalwarts of the yank non secular panorama: mainline Protestant churches.
Theologians and Presbyterian ministers Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Marcia Mount Shoop invite us to recognize and handle the injuries of race and privilege that proceed to hurt and reduce the lifetime of the church. utilizing Eucharist as a template for either the church's blindness and for Christ's redemptive potential, this booklet invitations religion groups, in particular white-dominant church buildings, into new methods of re-membering what it capacity to be the physique of Christ. In a nonetheless racialized society, can the physique of Christ really recognize and get dressed the injuries of race and privilege? Re-membering Christ's damaged and betrayed physique could be simply the therapeutic direction we need.

"The challenge this quantity addresses--the quiet, refined approach race deforms predominantly white, Presbyterian congregations--couldn't be extra well timed. Its authors convey to this fraught topic a well-honed dedication to racial justice and a wealth of expertise in Presbyterian congregational existence. . . . Clergy, students, and laity have a lot to achieve from this insightful and obtainable combination of trenchant educational research, theological knowledge, and real compassion."
--Ellen T. Armour, wood worker affiliate Professor of Feminist Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School

"[This booklet] courses us throughout the painful means of acknowledging the life of racism within the church. It calls us to the tricky non secular perform of self-reflection, self-examination, and truth-telling. . . . This booklet is a call for participation to procedure the Lord's desk in authenticity to obtain the nourishment which may foster reconciliation on a private and communal level."
--Wanda M. Lundy, Director of health care provider of Ministry software, manhattan Theological Seminary

"A daring invitation to discover the therapeutic possibilities that Jesus bargains us via a existence jointly on the desk, the place denial, worry, betrayal, and abuse should be explored and cured, growing the chance that we'd stream past the dismemberment of the physique of Christ."
--Magdalena I. García, instructing elder within the Presbytery of Chicago, hospice chaplain

"A prayer request is being replied with this booklet by means of of this country's foremost feminist theologians. . . . prior to we will comprehend the Eucharist as a solution to the racial we first needs to grab the way it questions white privilege, and Fulkerson and Shoop aid us do this."
--Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School

Mary McClintock Fulkerson is Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity university in Durham, North Carolina, and an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is the writer of Changing the topic: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology (1994) and Places of Redemption: Theology for a cosmopolitan Church (2007).

Marcia W. Mount Shoop is a theologian, minister, and writer of Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the physique of Christ (2010) and Touchdowns for Jesus and different indicators of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports (2014). She blogs at

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