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By Vítor Westhelle

ISBN-10: 1498211267

ISBN-13: 9781498211260

ISBN-10: 1606080881

ISBN-13: 9781606080887

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 technique 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. this can be provided as a proof of the mechanisms that have led to the emergence of the present post-colonial awareness. besides the fact that, what's exact and special approximately this remedy is that it pursues those questions with simple assumptions. the 1st is that the non secular expressions of colonized humans undergo the outward marks of the hegemonic theological discourse imposed on them, yet switch its content material via a procedure referred to 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 wherein post-colonial spiritual hybridity is made possible.

This e-book unfolds in 3 components. the 1st (the "pre-text") offers with the colonial perform of the missionary firm utilizing Latin the US as a case research. the second one (the "text") provides the main issue of Western modernity as interpreted by means of insiders and outsiders of the fashionable undertaking. 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 realizing of sin and evil? How do 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 reports, this publication may be very important reading.

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

"Vitor Westhelle is rising as one of many greatest critics of our time. during this very important 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. it is a incredible research that may command cognizance from many quarters, no longer least from theologians."
--David Rhoads
editor of From each humans and state: The publication of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective

"A e-book of large braveness and perception. Professor Vitor Westhelle provides a searing critique of contemporary colonial initiatives, lifts up subaltern voices, and gives assets in doing postcolonial theology. Exploring the philosophical foundations of what makes postcolonial theology attainable, this booklet makes an important contribution to advancing the discourse. i like to recommend this article for students and scholars and the proficient 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 across the world sought-out speaker.

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