Enfleshing Freedom

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr

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The achievement of our humanity comes about only through immersion in concrete, visceral, embodied relational experience; yet for many human beings that achievement is stamped by the struggle against oppression in history, society, and religion.

Author Biography

M. Shawn Copeland is Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College, a former President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and a former Convenor of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Copeland has taught theology at Marquette University and Yale University Divinity School. She has also served as adjunct Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans. She has lectured extensively in the United States as well as in Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Nigeria.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Body, Race, and Beingp. 7
Making a Body Black: Inventing Racep. 9
Skin as Horizon: Theorizing Race and Racismp. 12
Seeing Bodyp. 15
Being Blackp. 19
Black Body Theologyp. 22
Enfleshing Freedomp. 23
Objectifying the Bodyp. 29
The Subject of Freedomp. 38
The Freedom of the Subjectp. 46
Enfleshing Freedom-Return to the Clearingp. 51
Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christp. 55
Jesus and Empirep. 58
The Body in the New Imperial (Dis)Orderp. 65
Marking the (Queer) Flesh of Christp. 78
(Re)Marking the Flesh of the Churchp. 81
Turning the Subjectp. 85
A New Anthropological Questionp. 86
A New Anthropological Subjectp. 90
Solidarityp. 92
Eschatological Healing of "the Body of Broken Bones"p. 101
Eucharist, Racism, and Black Bodiesp. 107
Wounding the Body of a Peoplep. 110
Terrorizing the Body of a Peoplep. 117
Eucharistic Solidarity: Embodying Christp. 124
Epiloguep. 129
Acknowledgmentsp. 131
Notesp. 135
Indexp. 177
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