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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Lewis Nkosi (1936-2010): An Appreciation

September 29th, 2010|

                  Lewis Nkosi (1936-2010):  An Appreciation
 
If Johannesburg became the “classical location” for “an African form of metropolitan modernity,” as Achille Mbembe argues in a recent essay, then the passing of Lewis Nkosi, who died of a stroke on September 5th at the age of seventy-three, marks the end of a […]

9/11 and the lives of Others: Yasmin (Dir. Kenny Glenaan, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy)

September 14th, 2010|

Yasmin (2004) begins with a scene that forces discomfort upon its audience. We hear the azaan, wafting through the windows of a mosque and rolling onto the undulating English countryside, where a young woman, hidden away by the uneven topography, is getting out of her salwaar-kameez, and into a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. […]

Review of Westhelle, Vítor. After Heresy: Colonial Practices and Post-Colonial Theologies. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

September 10th, 2010|

Review of Westhelle, Vítor. After Heresy: Colonial Practices and Post-Colonial Theologies. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.
Reviewer: Jacob J. Erickson, jacobjerickson@gmail.com

The theology of Vítor Westhelle continues to emerge with theopoetic language and intriguing insight with his new book. Westhelle, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, is perhaps most […]

Empire As a Way of Life — Christ and Racism… tools of empire from beginning?

September 6th, 2010|

Reading William Appleman Williams article “Empire as a Way of Life” in Paula Rothenberg’s reader BEYOND BORDERS for tomorrow’s Women and Global Colonialism Class and I’m irked by his over simplified analysis of race and the religion in the logic of invasion.  Williams suggests that scholars dealing with the problem have tended to spearate into […]

FILM REVIEW A Nun’s New Habit

September 1st, 2010|

FILM REVIEW
A Nun’s New Habit
(Australia, 56 mins)
Writer/Director/Co Producer Robyn Hughan; Co Producer Veronica Sive; Editor Stefan Markworth
“Sister Carmel is no longer required to wear a habit, but since her return to the convent in the outback city of Whyalla, her new habit, is arguably just as profound.”
A Nun’s […]