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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Review of Olúfémi Táiwò, How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010),

August 17th, 2012|

This is a complex work, highly recommended to scholars of post-colonialism, that leaves one with the same feeling one has when one reads V. Y. Mudimbe: an enormous amount of research and thought that brings order to disorderly passages in the history of African ideas.

August Class Syllabi

August 14th, 2012|

Biblical Hermeneutics

The Bible & Empire, Catherine Murphy, Santa Clara University (US)
Postcolonial Perspectives on the New Testament, Catherine Murphy, Santa Clara University (US)

Theology

Post-Colonial Theology, Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Moravian College (US)
The United Church Formation: Postcolonial Intercultural Ministry, HyeRan Kim-Cragg (Professor of Pastoral Studies at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon), Vancouver School of Theology (British Columbia, Canada)
Christology and Theological Anthropology, […]

Reflections on Colorado, Grief, Violence, & Masculinity

August 5th, 2012|

"US culture is violent . . . “We” (the hegemonic “we") accept violence. Sometimes “we” promote violence. Many white folks in particular are terrified to name the violence in our country’s founding (genocide and slavery). And perhaps most often, “we” are indifferent to the kinds of violence happening around us all the time."

Review of R. Drew Smith’s Freedom’s Distant Shores: American Protestants and Post-Colonial Alliances with Africa

August 5th, 2012|

"The book is an excellent read for those interested in postcolonial US-African relations from an ecclesiastical viewpoint. The articles are of particular interest to scholars of Black Theology and Black Church studies. A subtheme in many of the chapters is the involvement of African American missionaries and their influence on US and African Christianity."

Decolonizing Education, Celebrating Difference: Rejecting Individual and Communal Invisibility

August 3rd, 2012|

"The entire academic system needs to shed its privileged relationship of norms and enter transparent relationships that seek mutual understanding, celebrate multiple understandings, and resonate with complex identities."