Refiner's Fire

Refiner's Fire

by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800632532

ISBN-13: 9780800632533

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence, for good and ill, in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.  See more details below

Overview

What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence, for good and ill, in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632533
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface

1. Eyes on the Prize: Womanist Reflections
-Womanist Theory Invites an Inclusive Call to Love and Care
-Womanist Vision: Thinking and Seeing
-Emancipatory Womanist Theology
-A Life of Stewardship
-An Ethics of Accountability and Sensible Praxis
-bell hooks and Killing Rage
-Womanist Theory: A Refiner's Fire

2. Take No Prisoners: Women Engaged in Biblical Violence
-Women Warriors and Co-Conspirators
-Assets of Power and the Place of Sex
-Violence against Women and Children
-Mimetic Desire and the Scapegoat Mechanism
-Women Who Kill: The Biblical Women with a Modern Perspective
-What's Violence Got To Do with It?

3. Lay My Burden Down: Spirituality Transcends Antebellum Violence
-African American Spirituals
-Socio-Cultural and Historical Imagery
-Myth, Ritual, and Oral and Written History
-A Black Aesthetic
-A Quest for Justice
-Synthesis: Creative Spirituality Signified
-Faith and the Spirituals
-The Spirituals as Creative Change

4. Sojourner's Sisters: 1960s Women Freedom Fighters Right Civil Wrongs
-African American Women
-This Little Light of Mine: Those Who Accomplished in Spite of

5. Ballads, Not Bullets: The Nonviolent Protest Ministry of Martin Luther King Jr.
-Freedom Songs: Redacted African America's Spirituals
-Wade in the Water: The Turbulent 1960s
-America's Civil Religion
-Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ethics and Theology
-The Movement Since 1955
-A Legacy to American Culture

6. Soul Sisters: Girls in Gangs and Sororities
-AfricanAmerican Sororities
-Gangs and Sororities: Catalysts of Culture
-Dual Dimensions of Love and Power
-Sororities and Sistah Gangs: A Socio-Historical Review
-The Appeal of Sistah Gangs
-Imitative Activity of Sororities, Gangs, and Crews
-Gang Summits
-Each Girl/Woman Has Value

7. Build Up, Break Down: Language as Empowerment and Annihilation
-Language: An Accessible Life-Giving and Death-Causing Mechanism
-Culture Provides Answers to Human Questions
-The Violent Scapegoating Mechanism
-The Psychology of Imitative Behavior, or Mimetic Desire and Nondesire
-Religion and the Control of Violence
-Language Connects Body, Mind, and Soul
-Religion: The Arena of Ultimate Concern

8. Daughters of Zelophehad: A Constructive Analysis of Violence
-The Daughters of Zelophehad
-Genesis 12:1-3 and the Priestly, Everlasting Covenant
-Divine and Human Violence
-Violence and Patriarchy
-Personal, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Pain
-Refiner's Fire: A Constructive Theology and Ethics of Violence
-Theory and Praxis and the Escalation of Violence
-Womanist Theory Embodies God's Powerful Grace

9. Death as Worship: Celebrating Dying as Part of Life
-Death: A Turnstile to the Unknown
-A Transition of Time-Ordered Life
-Liturgical Seasons: Life Processes
-Liturgical Moments: Death as Process
-Womanist Liturgics: Hurting, Pain, and Grief

Notes
Index

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