Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology / Edition 3

Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology / Edition 3

by Stephen D. Moore
     
 


Postcolonial theology has recently emerged as a site of intense intellectual and political energy and has taken its place in the interdisciplinary field of postcolonial studies. This volume is animated by the conviction that postcolonial theology is now ready for a second, deeper phase of engagement with postcolonial theory, one that moves beyond the general to… See more details below

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Postcolonial theology has recently emerged as a site of intense intellectual and political energy and has taken its place in the interdisciplinary field of postcolonial studies. This volume is animated by the conviction that postcolonial theology is now ready for a second, deeper phase of engagement with postcolonial theory, one that moves beyond the general to the specific. No critic has been more emblematic of the challenging and contested field of postcolonial theory than Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. In this volume, the product of a theological colloquium in which Spivak herself participated, theologians and biblical scholars engage with her thought in order to catalyze a diverse range of original theological and exegetical projects. The volume opens with a topographyof postcolonial theology and also includes other valuable introductory essays. At the center of the collection are transcriptions of two extended public dialogues with Spivak on theology and religion in general. A further dozen essays appropriate Spivak's work for theological and ethical reflection. The volume is also significant for the larger field of postcolonial studies in that it is the first to focus centrally on Spivak's immensely suggestive and vital concept of planetarity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823233250
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Series:
Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia Series
Edition description:
3
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen D. Moore is Professor of New Testament at Drew Theological School. Mayra Rivera is Assistant Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introductions

A Tentative Topography of Postcolonial Theology Mayra Rivera Stephen D. Moore 3

Situating Spivak Stephen D. Moore 15

What Has Love to Do with It? Planetarity, Feminism, and Theology Kwok Pui-lan 31

The Love We Cannot Not Want: A Response to Kwok Pui-lan Laurel C. Schneider 46

Conversations

Love: A Conversation Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Serene Jones Catherine Keller Kwok Pui-lan Stephen D. Moore 55

The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology Susan Abraham 79

Lost in Translation? Tracing Linguistic and Economic Transactions in Three Texts Tat-siong Benny Liew 102

Ghostly Encounters: Spirits, Memory, and the Holy Ghost Mayra Rivera 118

Extempore Response to Susan Abraham, Tat-siong Benny Liew, and Mayra Rivera Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 136

Appropriations

Planetary Subjects after the Death of Geography Jenna Tiitsman 149

Love's Multiplicity: Jeong and Spivak's Notes toward Planetary Love W. Anne Joh 168

Not Quite Not Agents of Oppression: Liberative Praxis for North American White Women Lydia York 191

Planetary Sightings? Negotiating Sexual Differences in Globalization's Shadow Ellen T. Armour 209

"Effects of Grace": Detranscendentalizing Erin Runions 225

Comparative Theology after "Religion" John J. Thatamanil 238

Toward a Cosmopolitan Theology: Constructing Public Theology from the Future Namsoon Kang 258

Pax Terra and Other Utopias? Planetarity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Kingdom of God Dhawn B. Martin 281

Crip/tography: Of Karma and Cosmopolis Sharon V. Betcher 303

Notes 331

List of Contributors 411

Index of Names 415

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