Item description for Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church by Mary McClintock Fulkerson...
The primary aim of this book is to explore the contradiction between widely shared beliefs in the USA about racial inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all and the fact that most churches are racially homogeneous and do not include people with disabilities. To address the problem Mary McClintock Fulkerson explores the practices of an interracial church (United Methodist) that includes people with disabilities. The analysis focuses on those activities which create opportunities for people to experience those who are different' as equal in ways that diminish both obliviousness to the other and fear of the other. In contrast with theology's typical focus on the beliefs of Christians, this project offers a theory of practices and place that foregrounds the instinctual reactions and communications that shape all groups. The effect is to broaden the academic field of theology through the benefits of ethnographic research and postmodern place theory.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.59" Width: 6.57" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0199296472 ISBN13 9780199296477
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More About Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Mary McClintock Fulkerson is Associate Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson was born in 1950 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor of Theology at Duke University Divinity School Associate Pro.