The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race (Book, 2010) []
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The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race

The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race

Author: Willie James Jennings
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Named Person: Olaudah Equiano; Gomes Eanes de Zurara; Henry, Infante of Portugal; José de Acosta; John William Colenso; José de Acosta; John William Colenso; Henry, Infante of Portugal; Gomes Eanes de Zurara
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willie James Jennings
ISBN: 9780300152111 0300152116 9780300171365 0300171366
OCLC Number: 444874522
Description: x, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Displacement: Zurara's tears --
Acosta's laugh --
Translation: Colenso's heart --
Equiano's words --
Intimacy: White space and literacy --
Those near belonging.
Responsibility: Willie James Jennings.
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Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions? This work delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian  Read more...


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"Jennings excavates the major theological issues involved as the old world encountered-violently-the new and engaged in displacement and racialization of the 'subjugated' peoples. At stake is a whole Read more...

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