Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment

Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment

by Susan Abraham
     
 

In this book, Abraham argues that a theological imagination can expand the contours of postcolonial theory through a reexamination of notions of subjectivity, gender, and violence in a dialogical model with Karl Rahner. She raises the question of whether postcolonial theory, with its disavowal of religious agency, can provide an invigorating occasion for Catholic

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In this book, Abraham argues that a theological imagination can expand the contours of postcolonial theory through a reexamination of notions of subjectivity, gender, and violence in a dialogical model with Karl Rahner. She raises the question of whether postcolonial theory, with its disavowal of religious agency, can provide an invigorating occasion for Catholic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970701
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Negotiating Cultural and Religious Identity in the Postcolony * Introduction
• Cultural Identity in Homi Bhabha's The Location of Culture *Theological Identity in Karl Rahner * Hybrid Religious Strategies: "Hearing the Word" in the Postcolony *Conclusion
Part II: Embodied Ethics and Love in the Postcolony
• Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Postcolonial Feminist Ethics
• Existential Ethics in Karl Rahner: the Fundamental Option
• Embodying Love as the Singular Caress of the Doer of the Word
• Conclusion
Part III: Mysticism and Spirituality of Nonviolence in the Postcolony
• Ashis Nandy and Critical Traditionalism
• Indifferent Freedom in Karl Rahner
• Seeking the Eternal in the Intimate: Nonviolent Spirituality as Practice of Theory
• Conclusion

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