Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation

Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation

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Wading through Many Voices brings together the voices of Latino/a, African American, Asian American, Native American, and Euro-American scholars to produce a dialogue of public theology: how faith-communities, divided by race, class, ethnicity, and gender, can find a common ground for life together. The authors articulate a multiethnic perspective on public theology that counters the divisive identity politics of U.S. public life with systematic thinking that strengthens the commitment to critically transform social relations in light of a shared vision of public good. The contributors develop a shared public theology that addresses social divisions while offering readers a broad vision to collaborate and struggle for an improved understanding of the common good for our pluralistic society. In light of emerging social issues, the contributors suggest that a fundamental respect for difference is a required first value for living together in a common social and political space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442205857
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 666 KB

About the Author

Harold Recinos is professor of church and society at Southern Methodist University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Theology Becoming Public Discourse
Chapter 1: Expanding Our Academic Publics: Latino/a Theology, Religious Studies, and Latin American Studies
Chapter 2: Escaping the Polarity of Race vs. Gender and Ethnicity
Chapter 3: Global Hegemonic Power, Democracy and the Theological Praxis of the Subaltern Multitude
Chapter 4: The Role of Latino/a Ethics in the Public Square: Upholding and Challenging 'the Good' in a Pluralistic Society
Chapter 5: Pluralist Separatism and Community
Chapter 6: American Prophecy: Cesar Chavez In Light of Martin Luther King and Gandhi
Chapter 7: "Salvation and Transformation": Latino Evangelical Political Activism and the Struggle over Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Chapter 8: Theology of Enhancement: Multiculturality in an Asian American Perspective
Part II. Beyond Only Difference
Chapter 9: Is America Possible? The Land that Never has been: Democratic Hope and Creative Exchange
Chapter 10: Foregrounding Our Apocalyptic Heritage in Hopes of Domesticating It: Creating a Post-Apocalyptic Society in a Plural World
Chapter 11: 'Isn't Life More Than Food?' Migrant Farm Work as a Challenge to Latino/a Public Theology
Chapter 12: Beyond Only Difference: Necropolitics, Racialized Regimes, and US Public Theology
Chapter 13: American Indians, Conquest, the Christian Story, and Invasive Nation-building
Chapter 14: Nepantla Spirituality: An Emancipative Vision for Inclusion
Index
Selected Bibliography

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