By Mary McClintock Fulkerson,Marcia W. Mount Shoop

ISBN-10: 1498290302

ISBN-13: 9781498290302

ISBN-10: 1620329042

ISBN-13: 9781620329047

Race and privilege are matters that cry out for brand new forms of cognizance and therapeutic in American society. extra particularly, we're being referred to as to floor the dynamics of whiteness specifically in contexts the place whites have had the main strength in the USA. The church is a type of contexts--particularly church buildings that experience typically been obvious because the stalwarts of the yankee non secular panorama: mainline Protestant churches.
Theologians and Presbyterian ministers Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Marcia Mount Shoop invite us to recognize and handle the injuries of race and privilege that proceed to hurt and scale down the lifetime of the church. utilizing Eucharist as a template for either the church's blindness and for Christ's redemptive means, this publication invitations religion groups, particularly white-dominant church buildings, into new methods of re-membering what it skill to be the physique of Christ. In a nonetheless racialized society, can the physique of Christ actually recognize and get dressed the injuries of race and privilege? Re-membering Christ's damaged and betrayed physique could be simply the therapeutic direction we need.

"The challenge this quantity addresses--the quiet, sophisticated method race deforms predominantly white, Presbyterian congregations--couldn't be extra well timed. Its authors carry to this fraught topic a well-honed dedication to racial justice and a wealth of expertise in Presbyterian congregational existence. . . . Clergy, students, and laity have a lot to realize from this insightful and obtainable combination of trenchant educational research, theological knowledge, and actual compassion."
--Ellen T. Armour, chippie affiliate Professor of Feminist Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School

"[This ebook] courses us throughout the painful technique of acknowledging the lifestyles of racism within the church. It calls us to the tricky non secular perform of self-reflection, self-examination, and truth-telling. . . . This publication is a call for participation to method the Lord's desk in authenticity to obtain the nourishment which could foster reconciliation on a private and communal level."
--Wanda M. Lundy, Director of health care professional of Ministry software, manhattan Theological Seminary

"A daring invitation to discover the therapeutic possibilities that Jesus bargains us via a existence jointly on the desk, the place denial, worry, betrayal, and abuse may be explored and cured, growing the prospect that we'd circulation past the dismemberment of the physique of Christ."
--Magdalena I. García, educating elder within the Presbytery of Chicago, hospice chaplain

"A prayer request is being responded with this ebook by way of of this country's ultimate feminist theologians. . . . earlier than we will comprehend the Eucharist as a solution to the racial situation we first needs to snatch the way it questions white privilege, and Fulkerson and Shoop support us do this."
--Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School

Mary McClintock Fulkerson is Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity institution in Durham, North Carolina, and an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is the writer of Changing the topic: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology (1994) and Places of Redemption: Theology for a sophisticated Church (2007).

Marcia W. Mount Shoop is a theologian, minister, and writer of Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the physique of Christ (2010) and Touchdowns for Jesus and different indicators of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports (2014). She blogs at www.marciamountshoop.com.

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