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Just Hospitality: God's Welcome in a World of Difference [Paperback]

By Letty M. Russell (Author), J. Shannon Clarkson (Editor) & Kate M. Ott (Editor)
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In this, her last book, theologian Letty Russell redefines the commonly held notion of hospitality as she challenges her readers to consider what it means to welcome the stranger. In doing so, she implores persons of faith to join the struggles for justice. Rather than an act of limited, charitable welcome, Russell maintains that true hospitality is a process that requires partnership with the "other" in our divided world. The goal is "just hospitality," that is, hospitality with justice. Russell draws on feminist and postcolonial thinking to show how we are colonized and colonizing, each of us bearing the marks of the history that formed us. With an insightful analysis of the power dynamics that stem from our differences and a constructive theological theory of difference itself, Russell proposes concrete strategies to create a more just practice of hospitality. With careful attention, she writes, we can build a network of hospitality that is truthful about our mistakes and inequities, yet determined to resist the contradictions that drive us apart. This kind of genuine solidarity requires us to cast off oppression and domination in order to truly welcome the stranger. Russell's lasting message is a highly practical theology for both the academy and the church. The book contains questions for study and reflection.

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In this book, theologian Letty Russell redefines the commonly held notion of hospitality as she challenges her readers to consider what it means to welcome the stranger. In doing so, she implores persons of faith to join the struggles for justice.

Rather than an act of limited, charitable welcome, Russell maintains that true hospitality is a process that requires partnership with the "other" in our divided world. The goal is "just hospitality," that is, hospitality with justice.

Russell draws on feminist and postcolonial thinking to show how we are colonized and colonizing, each of us bearing the marks of the history that formed us. With an insightful analysis of the power dynamics that stem from our differences and a constructive theological theory of difference itself, Russell proposes concrete strategies to create a more just practice of hospitality.

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Just Hospitality: God's Welcome in a World of Difference by Letty M. Russell, J. Shannon Clarkson & Kate M. Ott has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Christian Century - 08/11/2009 page 39


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Westminster John Knox
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 2, 2009
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Pr
ISBN  0664233155  
ISBN13  9780664233150  


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More About Letty M. Russell, J. Shannon Clarkson & Kate M. Ott


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale Divinity School. She died on July 12, 2007, at age 77. She was one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Ascension in East Harlem for ten years. She joined the faculty of Yale Divinity School in 1974 and retired in 2001. She wrote and edited numerous books, including "Church in the Round: Feminist Interpretation of the Church", "Dictionary of Feminist Theologies" (with J. Shannon Clarkson), and "Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective" (with Kwok Pui Lan, Ada Maria Isasi Dias, and Katie Cannon).

Letty M. Russell currently resides in the state of Connecticut.

Letty M. Russell has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 1986 Annie Kinkead Warfield Lectures
  2. Library of Living Faith


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