The thesis of this book is quite simple. The globalization of the world brings together different groups into common space and produces a twofold dialectic, the dialectic of differentiation in which we are made increasingly aware of differences in nationality, culture, religion, ethnicity, gender, class, and language, and the dialectic of interdependence in which we are compelled to find a way of living together despite our differences. The central challenge of the globalizing world is how to manage and transform this twofold, antithetical dialectic of simultaneous differentiation and interdependence into a solidarity of others, the mutual solidarity of those who are different. The Christian tradition provides abundant resources worth retrieving for this theological purpose. Using the paradigm of solidarity of others as the central theme of theology, it is possible and appropriate to renew the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of solidarity and recapture the inspiring and illuminating potential of the classical, authentically Christian metaphor of the body of Christ as embodiment of this solidarity.
Anselm Min is Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University and the author of Dialectic of Salvation: Issues in Theology of Liberation.
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About the Author
Anselm Kyongsuk Min is Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Solidarity of Others as the Burden of Contemporary Theology||1|
|Part 1||After Postmodernism: A Critique of Difference|
|1.||Levinas and the Liberation of the Other: Toward a Dialectic of Totality, Infinity, and Solidarity||7|
|2.||The Other without History and Society: A Dialogue with Derrida||30|
|3.||The Reign of Difference: Postmodernism in Philosophy, Culture, and Politics||47|
|4.||From Difference to the Solidarity of Others: Sublating Postmodernism||65|
|Part 2||Solidarity of Others: Toward a Postmodern Theology|
|5.||Renewing the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in an Oppressive World: Prolegomena to a Pneumatology of Liberating Solidarity||91|
|6.||Solidarity of Others in the Movement of the Holy Spirit: Pneumatology in a Divided World||109|
|7.||Solidarity of Others in the Body of Christ: Christology in a Divided World||134|
|8.||Praxis and Pluralism: A Liberationist Theology of Religions||156|
|9.||Solidarity of Others in a Religiously Plural World: Toward a Dialectical Conception of Pluralism||173|
|10.||Difference and Solidarity: Pneumatologies of Moltmann, Welker, and Hodgson||198|
|Conclusion: Solidarity of Others as the Future of Theology||222|