Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil available in Paperback
This groundbreaking book provides an analytical tool to understand how and why evil works in the world as it does. Deconstructing memory, history, and myth as received wisdom, the volume critically examines racism, sexism, poverty, and stereotypes.
About the Author
Emilie M. Townes is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School with a joint appointment in the African American Studies Department of Yale University, the Religious Studies Department, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. She is the author of previous books: Womanist Ethics, Womanist Hope, In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness, and Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health Issues and a Womanist Ethic of Care.
Table of ContentsPreface: On Memory Introduction: The Womanist Dancing Mind: Cavorting with Culture and Evil Beginning with Imagination: Proceedings Too Terrible to Relate Vanishing into Limbo: The Moral Dilemma of Identity as Property and Commodity Invisible Things Spoken: Uninterrogated Coloredness Legends as Memories Greater Than Memories: Black Reparations in the United States as Subtext to Empire Wounded in the House of Friends: Religious Values and Public Policy Formation Growing Like Topsy: Solidarity in the Work of Dismantling Evil
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a quality work of scholarship by Emilie M. Townes, an author who has helped bring Womanist theology (that is, theology from the perspective and experience of Black Women) into formal theological discourse. The book assumes some degree of background in theology or philosophical studies. Indeed, I humbly admit that it took me some time to fully appreciate the arguments and structure of Dr. Townes work. Perhaps that is due to my attempt to read the book on my own without the guidance of a professor or in a classroom setting. Nevertheless, for those who seek to know more about Womanist theology and ethics it seems to me that this would be a good resource to have.