Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil

by James Poling, James N. Poling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800629043

ISBN-13: 9780800629045

Pub. Date: 05/01/1996

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Deliver Us From Evil explores the history of resistance to racial and gender oppression-from a slave woman in nineteenth-century America to a woman patient of Sigmund Freud-and traces the failed promises of the American Revolution in the oppression of subordinate groups. Poling reviews resistance by analyzing communities that understand evil as the abuse of power.…  See more details below

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Deliver Us From Evil explores the history of resistance to racial and gender oppression-from a slave woman in nineteenth-century America to a woman patient of Sigmund Freud-and traces the failed promises of the American Revolution in the oppression of subordinate groups. Poling reviews resistance by analyzing communities that understand evil as the abuse of power. Also treated are definitions of evil and debates between womanist and feminist theologians. Jesus emerges as a model for marginalized and oppressed people, as Poling calls for prophetic acts of solidarity to create new possibilities for healing and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629045
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Deliver Us from Evil
Pt. 1Resisting Racial and Gender Oppression
1Race, Gender, and White Supremacy: The Case of Harriet Jacobs3
2Women and Male Dominance: The Case of Freud and Dora20
3The Revolution Betrayed: How Freedom Was Suppressed41
4Emancipation for Whom? How Racism and Sexism Survived Reconstruction63
5Contemporary Resistance and Betrayal84
Pt. 2Resisting Evil in the Name of Jesus
6Understanding Resistance to Evil103
7Defining Evil110
8Re-imagining Jesus' Resistance to Evil136
9Jesus as Religious Resister156
Postscript: Practicing Goodness175
Notes179
Bibliography199
Index217

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