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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Review of Heidi Safia Mirza and Cynthia Joseph, eds. Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in New Times: Researching Educational Inequalities (London: Routledge, 2010), 142 pp.

January 27th, 2012|

The essays found within Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in New Times emerged from a seminar held in 2006 to inaugurate the Centre for Rights Equalities and Social Justice at the Institute of Education, University of London, on the theme of Black1 and postcolonial feminisms. The contributors are predominantly from the United Kingdom with others from the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Review of Jione Havea and Clive Pearson, eds. Out of Place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink (Equinox, 2011), pp. 296.

January 23rd, 2012|

In his deeply impassioned and profoundly eloquent foreword to Out of Place: Doing Theology on the Cross Cultural Brink, Anthony Reddie provides the reader with an irresistible foretaste of the literary banquet that the editors of this book have so lovingly and so astutely assembled. Literally cover to cover each one of the chapters provides unique, insightful and powerfully challenging perspectives on what it might mean to feel, to be forced, to be born, to be accidentally or indeed to be lovingly invited into being ‘out of place’.

Review of Joerg Rieger, God and the Excluded: Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis, Augsburg Fortress Press, 2001), 256 pp.

January 11th, 2012|

In God and the Excluded: Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology, Joerg Rieger explores the recesses of contemporary theology in order to flesh out the peripheries and points of exclusion, alongside the significant and helpful aspects of the various epochs of contemporary theology. Rieger breaks down contemporary theology into four periods: liberal, neoorthodox, postliberal, and liberation, employing the four discourses of Lacan’s model as a guide for bringing more light upon both the visions and blind spots of contemporary theology.