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By Vítor Westhelle

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ISBN-13: 9781498211260

ISBN-10: 1606080881

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during this vital contribution to post-colonial theological stories, the argument is made that spiritual practices and teachings imposed on colonized peoples are transmuted within the strategy of colonization. The very theological discourse that's foisted at the colonized humans turns into for them, a freeing threat via a strategy of theological transformation from inside of. this is often provided as a proof of the mechanisms that have led to the emergence of the present post-colonial recognition. although, what's specific and targeted approximately this therapy is that it pursues those questions with simple assumptions. the 1st is that the non secular expressions of colonized humans endure the outward marks of the hegemonic theological discourse imposed on them, yet switch its content material via a strategy known as "transfiguration." the second one is that the crises of Western Christianity because the Reformation and the Conquest of the Americas enunciates the very method during which post-colonial spiritual hybridity is made possible.

This booklet unfolds in 3 components. the 1st (the "pre-text") bargains with the colonial perform of the missionary company utilizing Latin the United States as a case learn. the second one (the "text") offers the situation of Western modernity as interpreted by means of insiders and outsiders of the trendy venture. The 3rd (the "con-text") analyses a few discursive post-colonial practices which are theologically grounded even if utilized in discourses that aren't religious.

Some of the questions that this venture engages are: Is there a post-colonial knowing of sin and evil? How will we comprehend eschatology in post-colonial phrases? What does it suggest to be the church in a post-colonial framework? For these attracted to the intersection of theology and post-colonial stories, this ebook may be very important reading.

"This focussed and insightful ebook is an important addition to the ever-growing literature on postcolonialism and theological stories. along with cogently demonstrating that the transaction among the colonizer and the colonized isn't one-sided, an enticing function is the author's try and redefine the conventional Christian teachings on sin, evil, church, and eschatology from a postcolonial viewpoint. This ebook could be excessive at the record for somebody who desires to comprehend the recent tendencies in theological discourse."
--R. S. Sugirtharajah
author of The Bible and Empire

"Vitor Westhelle is rising as one of many premiere critics of our time. during this vital quantity, he unmasks the colonial beast and brings startling readability to postcolonial hobbies. With clean angles of imaginative and prescient, his incisive research levels over many languages, cultures, genres, and prerequisites. this can be a exceptional learn that would command recognition from many quarters, now not least from theologians."
--David Rhoads
editor of From each humans and state: The ebook of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective

"A ebook of super braveness and perception. Professor Vitor Westhelle provides a searing critique of contemporary colonial tasks, lifts up subaltern voices, and gives assets in doing postcolonial theology. Exploring the philosophical foundations of what makes postcolonial theology attainable, this publication makes an important contribution to advancing the discourse. i like to recommend this article for students and scholars and the expert public who need to know approximately state of the art considering in modern theology."
--Kwok Pui-lan
author of Postcolonial mind's eye and Feminist Theology

Vítor Westhelle is Professor of Systematic Theology on the Lutheran tuition of Theology at Chicago. he's the writer of The Scandalous God and an the world over sought-out speaker.

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