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By Vítor Westhelle

ISBN-10: 1498211267

ISBN-13: 9781498211260

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during this vital contribution to post-colonial theological reports, the argument is made that spiritual practices and teachings imposed on colonized peoples are transmuted within the means of colonization. The very theological discourse that's foisted at the colonized humans turns into for them, a freeing danger via a strategy of theological transformation from inside of. this can be provided as a proof of the mechanisms that have caused the emergence of the present post-colonial attention. in spite of the fact that, what's precise and designated approximately this remedy is that it pursues those questions with easy assumptions. the 1st is that the spiritual expressions of colonized humans undergo the outward marks of the hegemonic theological discourse imposed on them, yet swap its content material via a strategy 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 during which post-colonial non secular hybridity is made possible.

This publication unfolds in 3 components. the 1st (the "pre-text") bargains with the colonial perform of the missionary firm utilizing Latin the United States as a case examine. the second one (the "text") provides the challenge of Western modernity as interpreted by means of insiders and outsiders of the fashionable 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 figuring out 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 booklet should be vital reading.

"This focussed and insightful publication is an important addition to the ever-growing literature on postcolonialism and theological reviews. along with cogently demonstrating that the transaction among the colonizer and the colonized isn't really 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 point of view. This e-book could be excessive at the checklist for someone who desires to be aware of the hot traits in theological discourse."
--R. S. Sugirtharajah
author of The Bible and Empire

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

"A publication 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 pondering 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 university of Theology at Chicago. he's the writer of The Scandalous God and an the world over sought-out speaker.

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