Activist Theology

Activist Theology


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In this searing and personal book, intellectual activist and theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza bridges the gap between academia and activism, bringing the wisdom of the streets to the work of scholarship, all for the sake of political liberation and social change for marginalized communities. This is an invitation--a powerful and provocative call-to-action--to academic theologians to the work of social activism through movement building. Activist Theology summons all to take up radical acts of labor that uses scholarship and contemplation to build bridges with difference and make connections of solidarity, rooted in collective action. Featuring poetry by Britt¡ni "Ree Belle" Gray, this rich and interdisciplinary work draws on continental philosophy, queer theology, and critical class theory in accessible and artful ways, using story, personal narratives, and sharp cultural analysis to bring clarity to the methods, sources, and objectives of activist theology. This is a key step forward in the contemporary conversation about theology and social action and will be essential reading for all those who want to see theology and ethics break new ground in the work of justice, hope, and liberation for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506424644
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 137
Sales rank: 556,142
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is a theologian and ethicist based in Nashville, TN. They work in the hybrid spaces of the church, the academy, and movements for justice. They are also the founder of the Activist Theology Project, a collaborative project that uses media, art, advocacy, and story-telling as the primary forms of public theology and ethics.

Table of Contents

Foreword: So What, by Nancy Elizabeth Bedford
Introduction: The What and Why of Activist Theology
1. The Darkness of Holy Saturday: Rupturing Complacency and Becoming Transformation
2. Turning Tables in the Temple: Disruption
3. The Struggle Is Real
4. The Psalmist Sings: The Poetry of Protest
5. Following the Ways of Jesus: Enacting Radical Social Change
6. Old Wine in New Wineskins: Reframing Theology as Activism
7. Economic Supremacy: When Class Ascendency Doesn't Work in Your Favor
8. Activist Theology's Resilience: A Year after Charlottesville

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