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Palgrave Macmillan

Racism and the Image of God

ISBN 9780230315556
Publication Date November 2010
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice

Racism and the Image of God proposes a new direction in Christian thinking about the body. Western Christianity has traditionally taught that the soul or mind best represents God's image in humans; in the United States bodily differences, especially those often labeled "racial," have been used to justify hierarchies of worth. This book argues that bodies deserve respect as part of the image of God. From her perspective as a white feminist theologian, Karen Teel dialogues with five womanist thinkers to develop a Christian theology of the body that can compel Christians, especially U. S. Christians of European descent, to actively resist the sin of racism.

Karen Teel is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego

Racism as a Christian Problem * Racism as a White Problem * Racism as a Theological Problem * Combat Breathing: Katie G. Cannon * Surrogacy and Survival: Delores S. Williams * The Color of Christianity: Kelly Brown Douglas * Shoulder to Shoulder: M. Shawn Copeland * Dismantling Evil: Emilie M. Townes * One Body at a Time


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