Thinking in Public: Faith, Secular Humanism, and Development in Jacques Roumain

Thinking in Public: Faith, Secular Humanism, and Development in Jacques Roumain


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ISBN-13: 9781498203814
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Lindy Scott, editor of the Journal of Latin American Theology, is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is also the Treasurer of the Fraternidad Teologica Latinoamericana. He is the author of Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change (Pickwick Publications) and edited the book El cuidado de la creacion y el calentamiento global: perspectivas del sur y del norte (Wipf & Stock).

Table of Contents

Foreword Schallum Pierre ix

Préface de Schallum Pierre xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Between Two Worlds: Rethinking Roumain, Rethinking Haiti and the Western World 1

Part I Haiti's Hope and Dilemma: Development Crisis and the Role of Religion

1 Global Thinking and Thinking Globally: Jacques Roumain within a Transnational Public Sphere and Context 25

2 The World of Jacques Roumain and the Predicament of Haitian Political and Civil Society 86

3 Le Mal du Pays: Roots of Haiti's Economic Woes, Underdevelopment, and Dysfunctional Civil Society (Part I) 129

4 Le Mal du Pays: The Crisis of Haitian Intellectuals, "Sick Religion," and the Ecological Crisis (Part II) 157

5 Vodou Does No Wrong! Roumain among European Anthropologists and before a Western Audience 190

Part II Frontiers of Development: Fraternal Unity, the Role of Faith, and the Future of Haiti and the Human Race

6 In Praise of Reason and Science: Rethinking Roumain's Religious Sensibility and Marxist Rhetoric 233

7 The Rhetoric of Suffering, Hope, and Redemption: A Rhetorical and Politico-Theological Analysis of Manuel as Peasant-Messiah and Redeemer in Masters of the Dew 267

8 "Living Together in This World": Roumain's Vision of Radical Change, Social Development, and Economic justice (Part I) 297

9 "Living Together in This World": Toward an Ethics of Relationality and a Politics of Mutual Reciprocity (Part II) 335

Conclusion: Hope for the Future: Haiti and the Global World 368

Part III Historical Documents, Correspondences, and Photographs

Appendix 1 Brief Chronology of Jacques Roumain 381

Appendix 2 Lettre à Joseph Jolibois 387

Appendix 3 Le Peuple et l'Elite 389

Appendix 4 "American Promises Fallacious, Head of Student Body Charges" 391

Appendix 5 Lettre de Roumain à Tristan Remy 393

Appendix 6 Introduction: Nécessite de la Theorie 395

Appendix 7 "Manifeste à la Jeunesse" 397

Appendix 8 Deuxième Congrès International des Ecrivains pour la Défense de la Culture 399

Appendix 9 Sur la Liberté de l'Ecrivain 400

Appendix 10 Jacques Roumain's Speech at the YMCA Banquet-Reception 402

Appendix 11 Is Poetry Dead? 407

Appendix 12 Le Medecin Rural, ou La Science au Service du Peuple 411

Appendix 13 Radio-conférence du 9 mai 1938: "Croyances religieuses populaires en Haiti" 413

Appendix 14 Letter to Paul Rivet #1 416

Appendix 15 Letter to Paul Rivet #2 418

Appendix 16 "Official Delegation": Langston Hughes on Jacques Roumain 420

Appendix 17 Major Studies on Jacques Roumain 423

Appendix 18 Major Publications in Modern Haitian Thought (1900-1960) 426

Appendix 19 Photographs of Jacques Roumain and Family 432

Appendix 20 Bois d-ébene: Roumain's handwritten manuscript to Nancy Canard 442

Appendix 21 "Madrid" to Ramon Sender 445

Appendix 22 Roumain's Handwritten Letter to Nancy Cunard 448

Appendix 23 Roumain's Manisfesto: "La Prochaine recolte en Haiti et les devoirs qui incumbent aux Partisans de la C.S.L.A." 449

Bibliography 451

Index 469

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