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TitleChristology and Whiteness : what would Jesus do?
Author edited by, George Yancy
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2012
Descript xvi, 224 p. ; 24 cm


This book explores Christology through the lens of whiteness, addressing whiteness as a site of privilege and power within the specific context of Christology. It asks whether or not Jesus’ life and work offers theological, religious and ethical resources that can address the question of contemporary forms of white privilege. The text seeks to encourage ways of thinking about whiteness theologically through the mission of Jesus. In this sense, white Christians are encouraged to reflect on how their whiteness is a site of tension in relation to their theological and religious framework. A distinguished team of contributors explore key topics including the Christology of domination, different images of Jesus and the question of identification with Jesus, and the Black Jesus in the inner city -- From back cover


Introduction : framing the problem / George Yancy -- What Jesus wouldn’t do : a white theologian engages whiteness / Karen Teel -- Grotesque un/knowing of suffering : a white Christian response / Laurie M. Cassidy -- Jesus must needs go through Samaria: dis-establishing the mountains of race and the hegemony of whiteness / Cheryl Townsend Gilkes -- The Black church and whiteness : looking for Jesus in strange places / Moni McIntyre -- What would Zacchaeus do? the case for disidentifying with Jesus / Jennifer Harvey -- Is Christ white? racism and Christology / Rosemary Radford Ruether -- When a white man-god is the truth and the way for Black Christians / Traci West -- Who belongs to Christ? / Josiah Young -- Upstart messiahs, renegade samaritans, and temple exorcisms : what can Jesus' peasant resistance movement in 1st century Palestine teach us about confronting "color-blind" whiteness today? / James W. Perkinson -- Jesus, whiteness, and the disinherited / William David Hart -- Looking like me? : Jesus images, Christology, and the limitations of theological Blackness / Anthony B. Pinn -- (Black) Jesus of Detroit : reflections on Black power and the (white) American Christ / M. Shawn Copeland -- Mimesis of salvation and dissimilitude in the scandalous gospel of Jesus / Victor Anderson

Jesus Christ -- Person and offices Whites -- Race identity Race awareness Race -- Philosophy Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

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